Truck carrying chicken parts overturns in Gorham

Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 2:39 p.m.

GORHAM, Maine — Early-morning commuters on Route 237 dealt with quite a mess on Tuesday, as a truck carrying chicken parts overturned and dumped its load, police said.

Mark Searway, 50, of Scarborough was headed northbound on Sebago Lake Road, also Route 237, when his rig left the roadway and struck a pole just before 5 a.m., according to a news release from the Gorham Police Department.

After striking the pole, Searway tried to correct but went off the left side of the road, rolling the truck over and sending chicken parts scattering all over the roadway, the release stated.

Police said driver inattention was the main cause of the crash, which caused Route 237 to be shut down for several hours between Huston and Wards Hill Roads.

Searway suffered minor injuries in the crash but did not require a trip to the hospital.

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