Police release information on Thomaston truck crash

By Stephen Betts | Jul 09, 2018
Photo by: Stephen Betts A commercial truck overturned on Route 131 in Thomaston.

Thomaston — Thomaston police released information Monday, July 9, on an incident where a commercial box truck hauling frozen bait rolled on its side Friday afternoon, July 6, at a busy intersection.

A 2012 International truck owned by Stone Cold Storage of North Yarmouth was heading north on Route 1 and was turning right onto Route 131 shortly after 3 p.m. Friday when -- two witnesses reported -- a car heading south on Route 1 turned left into the path of the truck, according to Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe.

The load of the partially loaded truck shifted and the truck rolled onto the driver's side in the travel lane of Route 131 by the General Henry Knox Museum.

The driver, Kelsey Fenwick, of Topsham, was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport for observation, but the chief said she did not appear to have any serious injuries.

The truck had been lifted and placed back on its tires by about 5:30 p.m.

The chief said the truck received significant damage.

The car that cut in front of the truck was not located and there was no detailed description of it, the chief said.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jul 07, 2018 08:56

Well Steve as Emmett would say "never let facts interfere with a good story"  Who really cares what kind of truck it is, just tell us what happened.

Posted by: Stephen Betts | Jul 06, 2018 20:17

I stand corrected. I am not a truck expert. I should have asked someone at the scene.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 06, 2018 17:36

It was toned out as an eighteen wheeler and Betts had his shoes on so he didn't bother to count the wheels.

Posted by: Reggie Montgomery | Jul 06, 2018 16:57

Where ids the tractor trailer? This truck is a single axle straight job.


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