Falmouth Multi-Vehicle Crash

MM 12 CrashMultiple vehicles were involved in a crash in the Northbound lane of I-295 in Falmouth near mile marker 12 that briefly closed both lanes to traffic.

On Aug. 12, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Tpr. John Darcy was investigating a hit and run crash in the breakdown lane at mile 12 northbound on I-295 in Falmouth. One vehicle involved in the crash had continued northbound and was later located by Troop D Troopers. While Tpr. Darcy was speaking with the operator of the vehicle at mile 12, vehicles traveling by began to slow. The sudden slowing of traffic lead to several cars slamming on their brakes. One vehicle stopping short caused a rear-end crash. Several more rear-end crashes began happening. In total, an 8 vehicle pile-up occurred, blocking both travel lanes.

3 people were transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland by Falmouth Rescue with non-life threatening injuries.

5 vehicles were towed from the scene by Stewart’s Towing and Copp Motors.

Troopers from Troop B and G assisted as well as Maine DOT and the Falmouth Fire Department.

Thanks to all the help from the multiple agencies involved, the scene was cleared in 45 minutes.

There will be no charges in this case.




Falmouth Tanker

Maine State Police say a tanker truck hauling milk overturned as it was exiting the Maine Turnpike in Falmouth this afternoon.  The wreck blocked the southbound exit that leads to the Falmouth Spur at mile 52. That exit remains closed and the northbound exit was not affected. State Police Corporal Fern Cloutier said the tractor trailer, owned by Clarks Milk Transport of Canaan, was traveling to fast on the exit, collided with the median guardrail, overturned and came to rest on its side.  The truck was driven by 21 year old Ian Chadbourne of Palmyra who was taken to Maine Medical Center with minor injuries. The tanker had over 6,000 gallons of milk and about half spilled.  The rest of the cargo is being pumped out.  The milk had come from a farm in Sabattus and was headed to the Oakhurst plant in Portland.  Assisting troopers were Maine Turnpike personnel and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  No other vehicles were involved and that exit will likely remain closed for the evening commute.

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