Chester man escapes injury in logging truck accident that shuts down Route 2A

Posted March 06, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Last modified March 06, 2013, at 1:18 p.m.
Route 2A in Reed Plantation in southern Aroostook County was shut down for about 3 hours on Tuesday, March 5, after a log truck rolled over, spilling its load across the road. The driver, 20-year-old Able Shaw, was not hurt, according to police.
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Route 2A in Reed Plantation in southern Aroostook County was shut down for about 3 hours on Tuesday, March 5, after a log truck rolled over, spilling its load across the road. The driver, 20-year-old Able Shaw, was not hurt, according to police.

REED PLANTATION, Maine — A Chester man escaped injury on Tuesday afternoon after he lost control of a loaded log truck he was driving and the vehicle rolled over on Route 2A.

The highway was shut down for approximately 3 hours while the logs were cleared from the road and a damaged telephone pole was replaced, State Police Sgt. Brian Harris said in a statement released Wednesday.

The accident took place at 3:30 p.m. in the southern Aroostook community on a section of Route 2A known locally as Santa Claus Hill, according to the statement.

Able Shaw, 20, was southbound in the 1994 Freightliner that was loaded with logs. He was traveling down the hill when he he lost control of the truck. The truck rolled onto its side, spilling the load of logs in the road, Harris reported.

The truck, which was owned by Delaite Trucking of Lincoln, sustained significant damage in the accident and was towed from the scene.

Shaw was not hurt in the crash.

The accident was investigated by Troopers Carman Lilley and Chad Fuller.

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