Tanker truck spills fuel after crashing on Maine Turnpike

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WELLS (WGME) — Maine State Police say the driver of a tanker truck crashed into some trees on the Maine Turnpike in Wells Monday morning. Police say a Dysart’s tanker, driven by a 51-year-old Medway man, lost control, drove off the road, and hit several trees around 7 a.m. There’s no word yet on if the driver was hurt. 

The tanker was empty but the tank that supply’s fuel to the truck spilled approximately 55 gallons of diesel fuel, according to police. The Department of Environmental Management is on scene. One southbound lane on I-95 in Wells is closed and isn’t expected to reopen for several hours.

This story will be updated.

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