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Can you spare a dime? Truck full of coins crashes in Nevada

 

The Associated Press

 

 

LAS VEGAS -- Brother can you spare a dime? How about 8 million of them? 

 

A semi-trailer truck hauling $800,000 worth of dimes crashed Tuesday into a guard rail on an interstate near Las Vegas, spilling thousands of coins on the side of the road. 

 

State troopers established a crime scene so a recovery team could collect the money. 

 

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the truck was heading south on I-15 about 50 miles from Las Vegas when it hit a guard rail in the early morning. 

 

KSNV-TV reported Wednesday the truck was hauling the money under a contract with the U.S. Treasury Department when it dumped the load and several bags split open. 

 

The driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital. Their injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

 

 

 

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