Tractor-trailer driver injured in Topsfield rollover

Posted June 18, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.

TOPSFIELD, Maine — A Lagrange man received minor injuries when the tractor-trailer he was driving went off the highway and rolled onto its side Wednesday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported.

James Ivey was driving east on Route 6 when he lost control of the 2002 Western Star in a sharp “S” curve, deputy Steven Ramsey said.

The truck, carrying a load of wood chips, went off into the soft shoulder, traveled about 100 feet, then struck a ditch and rolled onto the passenger side, the deputy said. The rig skidded to a stop after about 50 feet.

Ivey, who Ramsey described as being in his early 60s, received minor injuries, the deputy said. He was transported to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln by the Calais ambulance service. He was listed in fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. in the area of East Musquash Lake, which is a few miles west of the intersection with U.S. 1.

The tractor-trailer appeared to be a total loss, Ramsey said. Ivey was not charged.

The accident remains under investigation, Ramsey said.

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