No serious injuries reported

Belfast truck driver involved in I-295 crash

Oct 26, 2018
Courtesy of: Maine State Police A tanker truck carrying milk lies on its side after rolling off the southbound side of Route 295 between Falmouth and Portland Oct. 26. The driver, a Belfast man, was injured but not seriously.

State Police say the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 between Falmouth and Portland have been shut down because of a tanker truck crash near the Portland/Falmouth line.

Herbert Staples of Belfast was operating the tanker truck full of milk, which is owned by M.A. Haskell and Son of China. Staples was not seriously injured but was taken to a Portland Hospital. The truck ended up on its side after going through the guard rail. Diesel fuel and milk both were spilled at the crash site and are being pumped out of the truck before it is moved.

Police did not indicate the cause of the crash.

Southbound traffic is being diverted to the Falmouth spur of the Maine Turnpike and to other roads in Falmouth. Northbound traffic is not affected, according to police. The southbound closure is expected to take most of the afternoon.

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