A tractor trailer experienced a mechanical failure and crashed on Saturday morning. Credit: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Public Safety

A box truck crashed on the Maine Turnpike on Saturday morning.

The vehicle, driven by 29-year-old Karl Remy of Norton, Massachusetts, was northbound on the Turnpike when the truck experienced mechanical issues at around 5:21 a.m., according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Remy was unable to control the vehicle, and it left the roadway and then rolled over the median, Moss said. The truck then came to a stop on the guardrails near mile 47, by the Westbrook Street overpass.

One end of the box truck stuck out into northbound traffic, and the other end into southbound traffic. One lane on each side of the Turnpike is closed, according to Moss.

Remy, who was injured in the crash, was transported to the Maine Medical Center.

Officials are working to clear the roadway.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the type of vehicle that crashed.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.