UPDATE: Tractor trailer Carrying Fertilizer Overturned in Monticello

Published: May. 29, 2023 at 9:38 AM EDT
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Tractor Trailer Rollover Monticello
Tractor Trailer Rollover Monticello(WAGM)

On May 29, 2023, at approximately 6:30 AM the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Route 1 in Monticello.  Chance Beaulieu (21) of Monticello was operating a commercial motor vehicle registered to River View Transport of Littleton and was traveling northbound on Route 1 in Monticello.  The vehicle being operated by Chance left the roadway and turned onto its side.  At the time of the crash the vehicle was carrying a load of approximately 25 tons of a Urea Type Fertilizer in powder form.   The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was notified and responded to the scene. The substance was determined to be non-hazardous. The fertilizer was removed under supervision of the Department of Environmental Protection.  Beaulieu was transported by Southern Aroostook Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries and was later released. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Route 1 was shut down for approximately 8 hours and traffic was re-routed to the Hill Siding Road in Monticello while clean-up was conducted.

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Maine State Police Troop K Commercial Vehicle Unit and the Monticello Fire Department.