By Adam Pagnucco.
This morning, a delivery truck operated by MoCo’s liquor monopoly crashed in Aspen Hill. The crash occurred on Connecticut Avenue near the intersection with Georgia Avenue, shutting down southbound traffic and sending countless cases of liquor splattering across multiple road lanes.
The first indication of the crash was this set of pictures posted on Facebook by a person who came across the crash scene.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesman Pete Piringer tweeted three times about the crash.
Here are close-ups of the four pictures tweeted by Piringer.
NBC Chopper 4 reporter Brad Freitas posted video of the aftermath on Twitter.
From Piringer’s reporting, what is known right now is that there were two occupants of the truck, both of whom were transported away by ambulance, and that the driver was trapped and had to be extricated from the truck. Traffic was completely shut down on southbound Connecticut Avenue and limited to one lane northbound. The mess will take some time to clear.
At this time, the cause of the accident is unknown.
Update: NBC4 has video of how this crash affected seven lanes of traffic.