Truck Carrying 20,000 Pounds of Ramen Noodles Crashes Into Lake

A truck carrying 20,000 pounds of ramen noodles crashed on Tuesday before toppling into an Arkansas lake, as pictures shared by authorities showed the vehicle on its side in the water.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission shared two photos of the truck lying on its side in a shallow portion of Lake Conway, located at the intersection of Arkansas Highway 89 and Interstate 40 in Faulkner County, Arkansas.

The commission wrote that the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality was notified of the incident, while a HAZMAT crew was on the scene investigating the crash that occurred at around 3:00 p.m. local time.

"A wrecker is removing the truck from the lake, which appears to be uncontaminated by the accident," the commission wrote.

The crash caused a stir on the agency's Facebook page, with the pictures and statement of the incident so far amassing 723 comments and 1,100 shares.

KARK-TV reported that the Mayflower Police Department was leading the investigation into the crash. The commission confirmed that the driver and passenger in the truck were unhurt in the incident.

The authorities have not yet revealed what company the 20,000 pounds of noodles belonged to, or where the product was being transported to on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday's incident is not the first time that a truck carrying ramen noodles has crashed in the U.S., as in January 2015 the contents of a delivery truck were spilled across a highway after the driver of a tractor-trailer collided into a guard rail.

The driver of the truck, Larry Scholting, told ABC15 that he crashed into the guard rail in Nash County, North Carolina, after he fell asleep at the wheel during his delivery.

"I thought I could make it down to the truck stops in Kenly, and I didn't quite make it. I kind of drowsed off, and next thing I knew I had taken out the guard rail," Scholting said.

Although Scholting was not injured in the crash, dozens of packets of the noodles were thrown from the truck during the incident when the trailer's cargo space was cut in half.

Part of the road was closed as the authorities cleaned up the mess, while the noodles were dumped at a local landfill after becoming contaminated by diesel fuel that leaked during the crash.

Newsweek has contacted the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Mayflower Police Department for comment.

Truck carrying ramen noodles crashed
A truck carrying ramen noodles crashed into a lake in Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon at around 3:00 p.m. local time. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission