A truck was loaded with Coca Cola products caught fire early Monday morning on the Maine Turnpike near Kennebunk. The driver escaped the fire without injuries. SUBMITTED PHOTO

KENNEBUNK — State police say a tractor trailer was destroyed early Monday morning after it caught fire on the Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk.

The truck was loaded with Coca Cola products and was headed north to Bangor when the driver discovered the fire and pulled the truck to the breakdown lane at mile 26, just after 1 a.m., said Maine Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland in a written statement.

The driver, 46-year-old Corey White from Virginia was not injured, said McCausland.

All three northbound lanes were closed for a time as the fire was put out by firefighters.

The 2017 Kenworth truck that White was driving was owned by Bale Brothers from Fayetteville, North Carolina. The trailer was owned by Falcon Transportation from Presque Isle, he said.

The load of Coca Cola products was also destroyed, said McCausland.

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