Massachusetts State Police Media Release—09-13-2014
This morning at 5:10 a.m. the State Police Barracks in Concord received numerous calls of a tractor trailer rollover on I 95 northbound, south of Exit 30 in Lexington. Troopers responded and discovered the tractor trailer tanker rolled over with the contents of the tank escaping from on to the roadway and median. The Lexington Fire Department was dispatched to the scene.
The operator of the tractor was still in the vehicle, and was determined deceased at the scene.
The spilled contents from the tanker was determined to be liquid asphalt and created a hazardous material situation in addition to the fatal motor vehicle crash.
Representatives from the Mass Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and Clean Harbors responded to attend to the hazardous material spill.
Troopers assigned to the State Police Collision Analysis And Reconstruction Team, Crime Scene Service Section and troopers assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorneys Office also responded to assist with the investigation.
As a result of the crash and subsequent investigation, the two left travel lanes of I 95 northbound and southbound where closed to traffic from 5:10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. These closures creating major delays on the roadway. At 2:30 p.m. the northbound side of I 95 was opened to traffic. Two lanes of I95 southbound remain closed at this time.
The operator of the tractor trailer is identified as CHARLES VANCOR, 40 of Lebanon, NH.
The tractor trailer tanker is owned by JP Noonan Transportation INC, of Hooksett , NH
The investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding the crash. There were no other vehicles or persons involved in this crash.
There is no other information available at this time.
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