Driver cited after tractor-trailer goes off I-95

Posted April 16, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.

CARMEL, Maine — A tractor-trailer loaded with potatoes went off Interstate 95 in Carmel late Tuesday night and came to rest in the median after hitting several trees, according to Maine State Police.

The driver, 49-year-old Scott Rand of Sherman Mills, was not injured. Trooper Darren Vittum estimated damage to the cab of the truck at $15,000, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

The trooper cited Rand for a log book violation, McCausland said, adding that it is not clear why the driver lost control.

McCausland said the potatoes were being loaded onto another truck early Wednesday afternoon and the tractor-trailer was expected to be removed by late afternoon.