Dump truck spills gravel load onto Route 202 in Winthrop

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.

WINTHROP, Maine — A Whitefield trucker escaped injury Tuesday after his rig rolled over on Route 202, police said.

Brady Joslyn, 27, was attempting to yield to an ambulance responding to a separate call when he apparently overcorrected while pulling onto the shoulder of the road, Winthrop Police Capt. Ryan Frost said.

Joslyn was traveling west while the ambulance was heading east, according to Frost. The accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. near the Manchester town line.

Joslyn was hauling a load of gravel, which created a mess in the road, Frost said. Joslyn suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Winthrop Ambulance.

Frost said the spilled gravel blocked about a lane and a half of the highway but police were able to keep a lane open. A state police commercial vehicle was called in to inspect the truck while a Maine DOT crew responded to clean up the gravel.

It took crews about three hours to clean the scene up.