Tractor-trailer crash spills scrap metal on Route 2A in Haynesville

Posted Nov. 09, 2011, at 11:03 p.m.

HAYNESVILLE, Maine — State Trooper Jillian Monahan responded to a report of a tractor-trailer crash on Route 2A in Haynesville at around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Terry Brackett, 31, of Belmont was traveling south on Route 2A in his 1999 Peterbilt tractor-trailer with a load of scrap metal when he lost control on a sharp corner. Brackett’s truck went off the right side of the roadway, striking the guardrails and rolling over onto its right side when his load shifted. The truck destroyed a large section of the guardrails as it rolled onto its side and spilled the load of scrap metal in the roadway and ditch. Brackett was not injured in the crash, but his truck had significant damage and had to be towed from the site.

The scrap metal was moved out of the roadway by the Department of Transportation and will be removed Thursday by use of heavy equipment. Route 2A was closed for approximately four hours while Monahan investigated the accident, crews removed the metal from the roadway and Westerdahls Service removed the tractor-trailer.

Monahan was assisted at the accident scene by Trooper Carman Lilley, Sgt. Brian Harris and workers from the Department of Transportation.

 

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