Propane Truck Flips Over Along Maine Turnpike
A New Hampshire man was behind the wheel of a propane truck that rolled over along the Maine Turnpike Wednesday morning, causing big traffic delays during the cleanup.
The truck driven by Matthew Jackson, 37, of Raymond crashed around 8:42 a.m. at Exit 42 on the southbound side in Scarborough, according to Maine State Police. The propane did not leak, but needed to be pumped out. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Scarborough Fire Department were also able to safely purge the lines of propane to the truck which avoided a complete shutdown of traffic in the area.
The rollover closed the southbound ramp to Exit 42 while one lane was closed, causing a significant backup of traffic during the afternoon commute.
Jackson, who works for LP Transportation of Chester, New York, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland to be checked out after the crash.
State Police did not disclose a cause of the crash, and said the investigation is ongoing.
All lanes are expected to be open for the Thursday morning commute.