Truck hauling gravel loses control on I-295, hinders traffic

Posted July 16, 2012, at 11:08 a.m.
Last modified July 16, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.

FALMOUTH, Maine — Morning rush-hour commuters were backed up Monday after a pickup truck hauling gravel lost its load on Interstate 295, according to police.

The driver of the F-250 landscaping truck, Stephen Dorr of Gorham, was hauling gravel and shrubs in a two-axle trailer, according to Trooper John Kyle of the Maine State Police, when his load flipped over at Exit 9 in the southbound lane.

“The trailer rolled over and spilled the contents onto the road,” said Kyle.

Dorr, who was not injured, was heading southbound at the time of the accident, which occurred at 8 a.m., Kyle said.

The trooper isn’t sure what caused Dorr’s trailer to come unhinged.

“Somehow he managed not to hit anybody else,” said Kyle. “After the trailer flipped, he was able to drag it out of the roadway.”

Traffic was slowed for hours while crews cleaned up the scene.