Trucker loses his marbles; another drops their Skittles

Updated Jan 27, 2017

One Indiana sate trooper couldn’t resist a little humor at an accident scene recently.

38,000 lbs. of marbles spilled in this Indiana accident (Photo: Sgt. John Perrine)38,000 lbs. of marbles spilled in this Indiana accident (Photo: Sgt. John Perrine)

Sgt. John Perrine Saturday, Jan. 21 Tweeted, “A truck driver has lost his marbles … Literally, 38,000 pounds of them on I-465 SB at the 41mm.”

That spill closed one lane of I-465 for much of the day. No injuries were reported.

There also was another rather unusual spill earlier last week, this one in southwest Wisconsin.

Here’s how the Dodge County Sheriff’s office reported on its Facebook page about a spill that occurred Tuesday, Jan. 17:

“At 8:51 p.m. on Tuesday night, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office came across unusual items that were left in the road. Hundreds of thousands of Skittles were spilled on County Highway S near Blackbird Road. It is unclear who may have spilled the skittles on the road. The Dodge County Highway Department was asked to clean them off the road.

“While we don’t know who did this, it is certainly clear that it may be difficult to “Taste the Rainbow” in it’s entirety with one color that likely fell off the truck!”

The department then had this update:

“*****UPDATE: The Skittles were confirmed to have fallen off the back of a truck. The truck was a flatbed pickup and the Skittles were in a large box. Due to it raining at the time, the box got wet and gave way allowing the Skittles to spill out on the roadway. It is reported that the Skittles were intended to be feed for cattle as they did not make the cut for packaging at the company. In the end these Skittles are actually for the Birds! *****”

CNN’s story gets to the bottom of candy as cattle feed.