44,000 pounds of potatoes donated in Kokomo after truck hauling them ‘bumped’ by train

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AN accident at a Frito-Lay manufacturing plant resulted in a hefty donation of russet potatoes in Kokomo, in the US state of Indiana, over the weekend.

Chris Sutton, owner of Sutton’s Towing & Repair in Kokomo, said in an interview with wishtv.com that a train operator at the Frito-Lay manufacturing plant in Frankfort “bumped” into a refrigerated tractor-trailer that was hauling 44,000 pounds of russet potatoes.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, he said. Chris was called to recover the trailer, and since the potatoes were never exposed, he was told he could empty the produce. So he decided to donate them instead.

“I am one that likes to help out whoever I can therefore I am offering them up free for anyone that would like some,” he said in a social media post.

Source: Wishtv.com   Photos: Chris Sutton