Police: Trucker Chokes on Dr Pepper, Crashes Into 23 Brand New Cars

A trucker started choking on a soft drink while driving and ended up crashing into a car dealership.

The driver of a milk truck drove off a Pennsylvania highway and smashed into 23 brand new cars at a dealership after choking on a soft drink, police said.

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Thomas Young, 58, was sipping a Dr Pepper when he drove the truck about 600 feet through a grassy area and down an embankment before smashing into the dealership, according to The Associated Press.

April Williams said she was at the Hermitage Wal-Mart when she heard a loud crash and ran over to help the truck driver.

“He said that he was taking a drink, and he choked on whatever it was," Williamtold WKBN. "It went down the wrong pipe, and he was choking and he said he was coughing so hard he literally couldn’t see anything and just lost control and hit the pole."

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The driver of the truck was cited for careless driving. He was not injured.

State police reportedly said they discovered no mechanical problems with the truck.

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