Truck spills corn all over Highway 11

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ORFORDVILLE - Aw shucks!

A semi-truck and trailer carrying corn Wednesday on Highway 11 near Orfordville spilled its contents all over the roadway attempting to avoid a car that had crossed the highway's centerline, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office news release.

The eastbound truck narrowly avoided hitting the westbound Toyota Corolla, but the truck overturned in a ditch and corn covered the road, causing the road to be closed for several hours. The sheriff's office said the Corolla struck the driver's side of the truck.

A third vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, driven by a 27-year-old Janesville woman, veered off the roadway to avoid the accident and "the Corolla was pushed into the path of the Dodge Caravan causing a secondary crash," the sheriff's office news release said.

The drivers of the truck and the Corolla were treated for minor injuries. The Corolla driver, a 30-year-old Brodhead woman, was cited for inattentive driving, according to the sheriff's office.

The highway was shut down from just after 7:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. as the corn was cleaned from the highway.

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