COBURN GORE, Maine — A tractor-trailer carrying bundles of paper was demolished when it overturned on Route 27 in Coburn Gore on Thursday and spilled paper into a stream.
Maine State Trooper Andrew Hardy said the driver of the truck lost control around 6 a.m. on a curve and the truck struck a guardrail. The trailer portion struck the bridge abutment, splitting the trailer in half.
The trailer and much of its load of paper, ended up in a stream near the town line of Chain of Ponds, according to a release from state police spokesman Stephen McCausland.
The driver, 47-year-old Scott Theriault of Strong, was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The truck, owned by TT Dunphy Inc, of North Anson, was traveling north to Quebec. The road was shut down for more than an hour before a logger used his equipment to move the overturned truck in the road and got traffic moving along one lane.
No charges were filed.