The driver of a pickup truck that spilled two large barrels of cannabis botanicals is still at large after fleeing the scene of a crash on Thursday. California Highway Patrol says the driver of the Chevy truck collided with a tractor-trailer, lost control and spun into a concrete center barrier on Interstate 10 in Banning. The collision sent debris flying across traffic lanes, including two large barrels of weed. With his Chevy disabled and the weed scattered across several lanes of high-speed traffic, the driver took off on foot. CHP is still on the lookout for the driver.
Crash Investigators Say Spilled Weed Not Worth Collecting
Banning, California, is a city in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles. Riverside County is one of the more cannabis industry-friendly seats in Southern California. City officials have passed ordinances to permit weed festivals and smoking lounges, though their unique licensing approach has stirred some controversy.
Nestled in the San Gorgonio Pass, tons of weed travels through Banning down I-10. But licensed producers and distributors probably aren’t transporting their product loosely in barrels in the back of Chevy’s. At this time, CHP doesn’t know much about the circumstances that led to the crash and