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Concrete truck's tires blow, crash in Pittston

Police say this was a preventable crash
Credit: Maine State Police

PITTSTON, Maine — A car crash on Route 27 in Pittston, across the River from Gardiner has caused the road to be closed and traffic to be detoured Thursday night.

According to Maine State Police, the call came in around 5:40 p.m that a Northeast Concrete Pumping and Crane Service truck from Scarborough operated by employee Cory Williams was traveling south on Route 27.

One of the tires on the truck blew followed by two others. According to police, the truck drifted off the road and hit a driveway, which threw Williams back onto the road. When he tried to overcorrect, the truck overturned.

No other vehicles were involved. Williams was evaluated by Gardiner Ambulance service on the scene and was not injured.

State Police say multiple citations are expected to be issued to the company for equipment defect issues, which include criminal and civil tickets. In short, police say this was a preventable crash.

As of 9:25 p.m., the road is still closed and will be for at least another couple of hours.

This story will be updated.