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Katy Perry

Promotional Truck

Hit By Drunk Driver

8/9/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The gold truck Katy Perry commissioned to promote the release of her new album -- Prism -- was just hit by a drunk driver ... TMZ has learned.

The collision occurred 15 minutes ago near a truck stop in Pennsylvania.  We're told the driver of a semi-truck slammed into Katy's whip, causing substantial damage to the cab.  We're told the semi driver is in the process of being arrested for drunk driving.

Now the good news.  The precious cargo is fine ... because Katy wasn't in the truck at the time of the crash.  As for the others who were inside, we're told they're ok.

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4:55 PM PT -- Law enforcement tells TMZ ... the accident occurred in a Walmart parking lot.

We're told the driver of Katy's truck was inside the Walmart when the collision happened.

Cops say the driver of the other truck initially fled the scene after striking the front cabin of Katy's truck ... but quickly returned to the parking lot after realizing it was the best decision.

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31.

Steven    

Hi Kate,

You met Barak Obama. Why is he a coward?

Best Regards,

353 days ago
32.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

This 'exclusive' is a real feather in TMZ's cap. Semi trucks,Walmart and drunkards. Really compelling stuff.

353 days ago
33.

cathy    

thats the way we do it

353 days ago
34.

Not So Ignorant    

Next article by TMZ: Katy Perry's promotional truck hit by bird poop.

353 days ago
35.

NE1    

happy everyone's ok... still waiting for this song!!!

353 days ago
36.

Jax    

You go to be kidding me. I can already hear the reviews: "Prism is good, in fact its great" "You cant live without Prism". How much did the Gov paid her to help brainwash the public? Coincidence? I think not.

353 days ago
37.

Ozzie X    

Was it Robbie Knievel?

353 days ago
38.

Cookie    

The precious cargo is fine ... because Katy wasn't in the truck at the time of the crash.  As for the others who were inside, we're told they're ok....Really TMZ?! Is Katy's life really worth more than anyone else's?

353 days ago
39.

chicagoannie    

Drunks driving semi trucks at Walmart - why am I not surprised?

352 days ago
40.

Jackie    

My bf chased after the drunk. Glad he returned to the scene though. I can only imagine if he was on the highway and hit someone. Ugh.

350 days ago
41.

rogerdupuis2    

The alleged hit-and-run driver wasn't accused wasn't just intoxicated, according to police, but apparently not wearing pants, as reported by the local newspaper:

http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/751051/Police:-Pants-less-drunken-driver-struck-superstars-truck

349 days ago
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