A flatbed truck hauling crushed cars overturned on Interstate 295 in Freeport on Wednesday morning, spilling its cargo across the interstate.

The truck driver, 56-year-old Kevin Russell of Weeks Mills, told Maine State Police troopers that he lost control in heavy fog, struck a guardrail and overturned around 3 a.m. The load of crushed cars spilled on both southbound and northbound lanes.

A flatbed truck carrying crushed cars overturned in heavy fog Wednesday morning on Interstate 295 in Freeport. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

A second tractor-trailer traveling north struck some of the wreckage that had spilled into that lane.

Police closed off I-195 between Brunswick and Freeport for nearly four hours while debris was cleared from the road. The road reopened around 7 a.m.

Russell had minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Police say they do not anticipate any charges will be filed against him.


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