Truck driver charged after beer truck lands in ditch along Hwy. 400



A beer truck carrying empties went off Highway 400 in the southbound lanes, near Line 13, south of Highway 89, and into the ditch at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt in the crash.

OPP said the truck’s driver has been charged with careless driving.

Crews arrived around 9 a.m., after the morning rush hour, to start pulling the truck from the ditch.

OPP say truck ran through a section of steel guard rail, which is now being replaced by a concrete one.

Also, police say the truck was carrying about 30,000 pounds of empties.

The northbound lanes of the highway were unaffected.

LIVE on #Periscope: Truck recovery continuing on Hwy400 SB south of Hwy89 https://t.co/rdjl77gnJB

— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) May 25, 2016

Collision cleanup continuing onHwy 400 SB south Hwy89 after early morning incident.

Only one right lane closed SB pic.twitter.com/IMH2cBmYeb

— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) May 25, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: #Hwy400 SB at #Hwy89: Right lane is closed for removal of transport truck. Re-opening time u/k. ^az

— OPP GTA Traffic (@OPP_GTATraffic) May 25, 2016

UPDATE: #Hwy400 SB south of Hwy89 #Innisfil – Lanes no longer blocked, vehicle to be removed from ditch later today ^jp

— OPP GTA Traffic (@OPP_GTATraffic) May 25, 2016