photo - Courtesy Rachel Smith via Durango Herald
Courtesy Rachel Smith via Durango Herald 

The only casualty was the beer – about 42,100 pounds of it.

Last week, a semi-truck driver was westbound on Wolf Creek Pass when the brakes went out just over the top of the pass, said Durango resident Rachel Smith, who was traveling behind the semi.

“I was about a quarter of the way down the pass when I started smelling that smoke,” Smith told The Durango Herald on Monday. “When I got closer, I could see smoke in the road.”

Smith followed behind the semi, and said the truck reached speeds of about 60 to 65 miles per hour.

Read the full story at the Durango Herald.