Propane truck rolls over on Maine highway exit

The Associated Press
Posted Jan. 04, 2010, at 10:03 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine officials are investigating the cause of an early morning accident in Augusta where a propane truck rolled over on an Interstate 95 exit ramp.

Fire Chief Roger Audette says crews had to extricate the driver from the truck after it rolled onto its side about 4:45 a.m. Monday. The driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Audette said none of the propane leaked from the truck, but that the exit would be shut down until the propane was transferred to another truck and the rolled-over vehicle removed.

State Police say the southbound exit of Interstate 95 in Augusta (Exit 109) will remain closed for the afternoon as off-loading continues to take place of a propane truck.

Trooper Jeffrey Beach said the driver, 53 year old Mark Doughty of Brewer, lost control of the truck after it hit a patch of ice and the truck overturned.

There was no leakage from the truck, but the southbound exit has been closed since 5 a.m. The truck is owned by Maine Energy of Bangor. Doughty was not injured. The closure has not affected commuters getting on the Interstate from Western Ave.

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