April 24, 2018
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Tractor-trailers collide on Interstate 95

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BENTON, Maine — A pair of tractor-trailers collided in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 early Wednesday, police said.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Larry Edwards, 44, of Pennsylvania was struck by a merging rig driven by Charles Colpitts, 63, of Canada.

McCausland said traffic has been reduced to one lane near mile marker 135 and it will likely remain that way through the rest of the afternoon.

Colpitts had apparently attempted to merge back into traffic from the breakdown lane when the collision occurred, McCausland said. Colpitts was not injured and was able to pull his rig to the side of the highway.

Edwards suffered a head laceration and was transported to MaineGeneral Hospital in Waterville by ambulance before being flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, McCausland said. His injury is not considered life-threatening.

Both trailers were loaded and remained upright following the accident.

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