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Dump truck hits Maine Turnpike overpass

A dump truck hit a Maine Turnpike overpass Friday morning. (Courtesy: Daniel Kendall)

YORK (WGME) -- A dump truck hit a Maine Turnpike overpass Friday morning.

The Maine Turnpike Authority says a dump truck traveling in the northbound lane at mile 12 in York hit the Clay Hill Road overpass around 7 a.m.

Engineers assessed the damage to the bridge and say it is minimal. They will return next week to do a more thorough inspection, according to the Maine Turnpike Authority.

The bridge is still open to traffic. However, the Maine Turnpike Authority has blocked off a small section of the bridge that the truck hit to funnel traffic away from that side to minimize any additional damage.

Maine State Police say the truck driver, 52-year-old Robert Pilot, of Wales, told them he did not notice that the dump body was elevated.

The truck is owned by Glen Dube Excavation of Sabattus and was empty at the time. A car following the truck was damaged by some of the debris.

No one was injured in the crash.


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