- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) - Maine state police say the southbound travel lane of the Maine Turnpike was shut down for about four hours Saturday after a driver rear-ended a tractor trailer truck.

Police say witnesses reported that 56-year-old Kenneth Billings, of Bangor, was driving erratically and speeding before slamming into the rear of the truck in Fairfield at about 8 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Billings had to be extricated from his van, which took about an hour, before being rushed to Maine Medical Center with multiple injuries.

The tractor trailer driver - 40-year-old Mason Markley of Danielson, Connecticut - was not injured. Police say his truck was loaded with paper products and heading to Arizona.

The accident remains under investigation.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide