Trailer full of chocolate goes up in flames in Iowa

There were no injuries. But the trailer — and all of its chocolate — were destroyed.

Posted: Jun. 28, 2018 1:00 PM

DEXTER, Iowa (AP) — That's one way to burn calories.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports that a semitrailer carrying chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, caught fire on Wednesday along Interstate 80 near Dexter in west-central Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says the truck was headed westbound and had problems with its brakes, which eventually catching fire. The driver pulled off on the interstate onto a grassy area. The driver was able to unhook the cab from the trailer before the trailer when up in flames.

There were no injuries. But the trailer — and all of its chocolate — were destroyed.

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