Traffic Alert

Head-on Crash in Hancock Closes Route 1

Hancock Tractor Trailer CrashOn April 7, 2022, at approximately 11:49 a.m., a wide load was being escorted from South Paris to Lubec. As the vehicle was traveling east on Route 1 and was approaching the Sullivan bridge. There was a van crossing the bridge in the oncoming westbound lane. The driver of the wide load applied brakes as the van approached, causing the load to shift and the tractor skidded and the vehicles collided. 
The driver of the van was Clarence Hardwick, 65, of Gouldsboro. He was injured and taken to  Northern Light EMMC with injuries that are not life threatening. 
The driver of the tractor-trailer is Aaron Small, 41, of Oxford, was not injured. 

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UPDATE: Rt. 1 in Hancock has reopened

A head-on crash on Route 1 in Hancock has shut down the road near the town line of Sullivan. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek an alternate route. Hancock County Deputies are re-routing traffic in the vicinity of Tideway in Hancock.

The accident was caused by a mobile home being escorted, the load shifted causing the tractor trailer to jackknife and strike an oncoming vehicle head-on. There are possible injuries, but no further details at this time.

Turnpike Ramp Rollover

State Police say a tractor trailer loaded with French fries has overturned on an on-ramp leading to the turnpike in Scarborough.  The northbound on-ramp is closed at mile 42.  The turnpike itself is not affected. The driver suffered minor injuries.  That ramp will be closed  for the evening commute. 


State Police say the exits in Kittery at Mile 2  of the Maine Turnpike have been closed because of a tanker truck crash.   The truck crashed on the northbound off ramp a short time ago and rescue personnel are working to free the truck’s driver from the wreckage.  The truck is carrying propane and there have been no reports of leakage of the fuel.  

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