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Thousands of pounds of milk spilled in Fayette County crash

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ARLINGTON (KWWL) - A Fayette County crash sent thousands of pounds of milk into a Fayette County ditch on Tuesday.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called to a crash near Arlington on C Avenue, about a quarter of a mile south of 70th Street, at around 9:25 a.m. Tuesday.

The investigation determined that 54-year-old Daniel Schmitt of Sumner lost control of the milk truck he was driving. The truck rolled onto its side in the ditch. Deputies say the truck was carrying 48,000 pounds of milk which spilled into the ditch.

Schmitt was taken to a local hospital. He is expected to recover. He is charged with failure to maintain control.

Deputies say the truck is a total loss.

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