Egg roll: Over 136K eggs fall off semitrailer onto roadway

HEGINS, Pennsylvania (AP) — Police said more than 136,000 eggs splattered on a road when they shifted and fell out of a tractor-trailer driving through Pennsylvania. The Republican Herald reported 11,340 dozen eggs and 2,260 gallons of egg products were ruined when a 66-year-old driver lost control of the rig on Tuesday.

Hegins Township police said Miles had just picked the eggs up at Carl Faus Farm and was on his way to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Police said Miles was driving north on Route 125 uphill.

As he approached the Route 25 intersection, the load shifted causing the eggs and egg products to fall and roll down the hill. Miles reportedly did not realise the eggs had fallen and continued his drive.

A section of Route 125 was closed for several hours after the incident.

An investigation into the unsecured load is ongoing.

Smashed eggs clutter Route 125 in Hegins Township, on Tuesday morning after a truck overturned spilling tens of thousands of eggs onto the road. PHOTO: AP