26,000 litres of booze spills after semi-trailers collide

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OVER 13,000 litres of Jim Beam bourbon and 13,000 litres of Canadian Club destined for Melbourne spilt onto a South Australian Highway overnight, after two trucks collided.

It is believed the vehicles clipped on another while travelling in opposite directions on Dukes Highway in the State's south east near Coonaplyn.

The force of the impact causing the vehicle carrying the alcohol to flip and burst into flames. 

Both drivers were lucky to escape with non life threatening injuries in the head on crash, with occurred close to 2:40am Wednesday morning. 

One driver, a 42 year old Queensland man was airlifted to Flinders Medical Centre with leg injuries, and remains in a stable condition. 

The other, a 34-year-old man from Victoria, escaped with minor injuries and was treated at the scene.  

The highway was closed for several hours but has now reopened with speed restrictions in place.  

It is expected to close later this morning while a crane is used to move one of the vehicles. 

Drivers are warned to expect delays in the area.

News Corp Australia

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