SCARBOROUGH, Maine— A tractor-trailer truck carrying french fries overturned on a turnpike ramp in Maine, causing a traffic tie up in a state known for its potato crop.
The truck was traveling too fast when it overturned on an on-ramp leading to the Maine Turnpike in Scarborough, police said. Driver Robert Skidget, 74, of Saco, was not charged in the Thursday crash. He suffered minor injuries.
Police told the Portland Press Herald that a fuel leak brought the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to the scene. The truck’s owner was R.C. Moore Inc., a trucking company with offices near the ramp.
Police said the crash closed the on-ramp during the evening commute.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article stated that the truck was carrying 80,000 pounds of french fries. This article was circulated by the Associated Press and once brought to our attention, The Trucker was unable to confirm the weight of the load being carried. The reference has been removed.