You could definitely say alcohol was involved in a Thursday night accident on I-30 near Hope. Thousands of bottles of beer were dumped in the woods when an 18-wheeler left the roadway crashing into some trees around 10:30 p.m.
The accident, which happened near the 33-mile-marker off the westbound lane, injured driver Rodney Stanfill as the side of his truck was damaged and his trailer of Keystone Ice was ripped apart littering the area with bottles of brew.
Stanfill was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope by Pafford EMS.
He was driving for Platinum Express out of Dayton, Ohio. Keystone Ice is a product of the Coors Brewing Company.
The truck was towed from the scene by Red River Wrecker Service in Fulton.
Environmental Inspector Dusty Banks, with the Arkansas Department of Health, was called to scene and determined that the dumped cargo was not salvageable. ALL OF THE BEER was gathered up and taken to a landfill for disposal.