CRASH CLOSES ROUTE 113 IN MAINE

by Christian Mower on December 23, 2013

THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY (MAINE) SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS A 46-YEAR-OLD WATER TANKER DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO MAINE MEDICAL CENTER WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE CRASHED ON ROUTE 113 IN BALDWIN.

PATROL CAPT. DON GOULET SAYS DAVID NELSON WAS DRIVING A POLAND SPRINGS TRACTOR TRAILER SOUTHBOUND NEAR ROCKY DUNN RD. SHORTLY BEFORE 4 P.M. WHEN HE LOST CONTROL ON AN ICY CURVE, WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD MORE THAN 350 FEET INTO A DITCH AND ROLLED OVER.

GOULET SAYS THE IMPACT CRUSHED THE CAB AROUND NELSON AND IT TOOK FIREFIGHTERS FROM BALDWIN AND STANDISH ABOUT HALF AN HOUR TO CUT HIM OUT.

SPEED AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE FACTORS IN THE CRASH.

ROUTE 113 WAS CLOSED IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH AND FULLY REOPENED AROUND 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY AFTER A SPECIAL TOW TRUCK ARRIVED TO GET THE TANKER TRUCK.

MAINE STATE POLICE ARE ASSISTING IN THE INVESTIGATION.

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