A delivery truck loaded with 1,000 gallons of home heating oil rolled over on Route 35 in Naples, forcing the road to be closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

The driver, James Sherbert, 65, of New Hampshire, was taken to Bridgton Hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. He sustained several fractures and scrapes.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Sherbert lost control of the truck around 1:42 p.m., left the road and hit a large oak tree. The truck, owned by Pit Stop Fuels, rolled over.

The force of the collision sent Sherbert through the truck’s front windshield. Investigators said the crash may have been caused by a shifting load and wintry road conditions.

Route 35 did not reopen until around 5:30 p.m. Sherbert has not been charged and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The sheriff’s office said there were no significant fuel leaks. The fuel truck was destroyed.


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