Semi crash causes thousands of Arizona Green Tea cans to spill onto I-95 in Elkton

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ELKTON, Fla. - Thousands of empty aluminum Arizona Green Tea cans spilled across Interstate 95 southbound near the State Road 207 overpass in a crash involving two semi trucks and a Toyota Camry on Monday night.

I-95 southbound was closed in the area and traffic had to be rerouted. Troopers had motorists get off I-95 at SR 207 and then get right back on I-95.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a tractor-trailer driven by 33-year-old Daniel Nowlin of Richmond, Virginia, was traveling in the outside lane and a tractor-trailer driven by 58-year-old Emsy Dotson of Walnut Cove, N.C., was traveling behind Nowlin's vehicle.

Nowlin slowed and stopped due to a previous crash blocking the outside lane. Dotson swerved into the center lane to keep from colliding with Nowlin, but struck Nowlin's trailer, causing the trailer to open and spill the cans onto the roadway. Nowlin and Dotson were not injured.

The Toyota Camry, driven by 56-year-old Keith Poulsen of Port Orange, Fla., struck the back of Dotson's truck after it slid into the Camry's path. Poulsen was taken to Flagler Hospital with minor injuries.

Dotson has been charged with careless driving, according to an updated FHP report.

All lanes of I-95 at SR 207 opened at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.