Two Escape Logging Truck Rollover in Wallagrass
Dense fog early Wednesday morning led to a logging truck rollover on Route 11 in Wallagrass.
Maine State Police were called to the crash around 5 a.m., according to Corp. Chuck Michaud. The investigation revealed that 49-year-old Mark Theriault of Ashland was traveling north on Route 11 in a 2009 Freightliner that was loaded with logs. Police say Theriault failed to negotiate a turn and the tractor-trailer went off the roadway and flipped over onto its side, spilling its load.
Neither the driver nor his passenger, 19-year-old Nicholas Theriault of Fort Kent, was injured in the crash. Police say both were wearing seat belts. Route 11 in Wallagrass was shut down for approximately one hour while the logs and truck were removed from the scene.
Trooper Matt Curtin investigated the crash. Members of Eagle Lake Fire Department assisted with traffic control. Police say very dense fog at the time contributed to the accident.