SACO — A woman was injured after she swerved to avoid a load of spilled insulation on the Maine Turnpike in Saco and crashed into a tractor-trailer truck hauling shellfish.

Lacee Delorey, 34 of South Portland was driving north in a white Chevrolet Cobalt at 9:45 a.m. when she came upon a large bundle of fiberglass insulation in the left lane, said Trooper Duane Doughty. She swerved to avoid it and crashed into a JP’s Shellfish truck and then into the median guardrail.

Delorey was taken to Maine Medical Center with leg and hand injuries, he said.

The fiberglass had fallen off a Lowe’s flatbed. The driver, Brian Prue, 41 of Springvale, had returned to the scene after he realized the fiberglass had fallen off. He was cited for failure to secure his load, Doughty said.

Northbound traffic backed up about two miles but the crash site was cleared in 45 minutes.

10:30 a.m.

Biddeford – The Maine Turnpike Authority is alerting motorists to a crash at mile 36 northbound on the Maine turnpike in the Biddeford-Saco area.

State police say there were no serious injuries but the crash, involving at least two vehicles, blocked traffic in the passing lane. The crash was reported at 10 a.m.