Thursday, August 21, 2014

Driver hurt in Lisbon tractor-trailer crash

Animal parts spilled

UPDATED 5:53 PM EDT Aug 21, 2014Lisbon crash
Lisbon Police Department
LISBON, Maine —Lisbon Emergency took a tractor-trailer driver to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after a crash on Route 9 on Thursday morning.

Wyatt Robertson, 32, of Utica, N.Y., was later treated and released, Officer Glenn Darby of Lisbon police said.The tractor-trailer was headed south, left the roadway, rolled over onto its side. Police believe speed and unfamiliarity with the road may have been a factor in the crash.

The 2012 Mack tractor-trailer, which was registered to to J.C. Rendering Inc. of from Frankfort, N.Y., was carrying animal parts, or renderings, Darby said. About three-quarters of the load emptied out into a ditch.

A local contractor cleaned up the animal parts with an excavator and put them back into the the trailer, which was put back in its upright positions and towed from the scene, Darby said. The tractor-trailer was a total loss.

A diesel tank also ruptured in the crash and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection was called, Darby said. Between five to 10 gallons of fuel leaked onto soil.

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