Tractor-trailer slides off I-95 roadway, into snowbank in Dyer Brook

Posted April 02, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.
Last modified April 02, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
Two men escaped injury early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95.
Maine State Police photo
Two men escaped injury early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95.

DYER BROOK, Maine — Two men escaped injury early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 95.

State police Sgt. Josh Haines said in a written statement that the accident happened about 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 281 in Dyer Brook.

According to Haines, Lamar Meriweather, 27, of St. Louis, Mo., was driving north in a 1997 Western Star tractor-trailer owned by Big Rock Transportation of East Peru, Ind., when he lost control of the rig.

The vehicle careened off the road into a snowbank. A passenger, 26-year-old Michael Taylor, was asleep in the sleeper portion of the cab.

Meriwether was wearing his seat belt and neither occupant was injured. The tractor-trailer unit was damaged, but was able to be driven from the scene after it was towed out of the ditch later Wednesday morning. The interstate was shut down for a short time during that period.

Trooper Tim Saucier investigated the crash.

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