MIMS, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Highway Patrol has closed part of Interstate 95 after a truck carrying $187,000 worth of nickels crashed and scattered coins across the road, killing one person.
The highway patrol says the tractor-trailer was carrying the nickels from Philadelphia to Miami when it apparently rear-ended another truck early Wednesday. Authorities say a passenger in the truck with the coins was killed and both drivers were hospitalized.
Authorities say so many nickels spilled out that the highway is sparkling in the Florida sun.
Florida Trooper Kim Miller says the nickels also were littering the grass -- and that shovels might be needed to pick them up. Secret Service and Treasury agents went to the area to make sure no one tries to grab the coins.
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