YORK, Maine — A tractor-trailer carrying 48,000 pounds of Poland Spring water crashed on the Maine Turnpike early Monday morning, and the driver was summoned, according to a statement from state police.
Francisco Reyes-Rodriquez of New Jersey was traveling south shortly before 3 a.m. when his truck apparently veered from the middle lane into the center guardrail and flipped onto its side, according to the statement.
Reyes-Rodriquez felt some sort of mechanical issue just prior to the truck rolling over, the statement said.
Reyes-Rodriquez had a minor cut to his head and his passenger, Katherine Werdann, who was sleeping in the sleeper berth of the truck, was not hurt.
Upon investigation of the crash, it was determined the truck had no mechanical issues and driver fatigue was the likely cause of the crash. Reyes-Rodriquez was summoned for numerous log book violations.
The passing lanes on both sides of the interstate are expected to be closed throughout the day as the truck and debris are removed.