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Truck Spills $800,000 in Dimes Across Nevada Highway

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

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    Truck Spills $800,000 in Dimes Across Nevada Highway
    Nevada Highway Patrol
    Dimes can be seen on the ground after the truck carrying them crashed on a Nevada highway near Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

    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 guardrail on an interstate near Las Vegas, spilling thousands of coins on the side of the road.

    The truck was heading south on I-15 about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Las Vegas when it hit a guardrail about 3:30 a.m., the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

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    State troopers established a crime scene so a recovery team could collect the money. It was cleaned up by 10:30 a.m., according to the highway patrol.

    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, NBC affiliate KSNV-TV reported Wednesday.

    The driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital. Their injuries aren't considered life-threatening. The driver was cited for failing to drive within marked lanes.

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