Police said a 59-year old Buxton man died after losing control of a tractor trailer at 8:34 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, on the River Road (Route 112) in Buxton.

Buxton Police Officer Kimberly L. Emery, who was the first to arrive, said Jonathan D. Jewett of 333 River Road was pronounced dead at the scene. Emery said that Jewett owned the tractor trailer.

Emery said the tractor trailer had flipped up on its side and Jewett, who was alone, had been “entrapped” inside. Emery said speed appeared to be a factor in the accident. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. “It was hauling sand,” Emery said about the three-axle trailer.

The police report said that the tractor-trailer was traveling east on River Road when the driver lost control, rolling over into the ditch. The accident closed both travel lanes on a section of the highway near the intersection with Back Nippen Road between routes 22 and 4A for about five hours.

Jewett lived on the road within a mile and a half of where the accident happened, Emery said.

A fatal crash closed this section of Route 112 in Buxton for about five hours on Thursday, Nov. 3.Skid marks on Route 112 in Buxton where a truck driver died in a crash at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.

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