AUGUSTA — A Whitefield man was injured this morning when the dump truck he was driving overturned on an Interstate 95 off-ramp.

Danal Gerrard, 46, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center after complaining of pain, said Maine State Police Trooper Scott Duff.  Gerrard’s injuries were not thought life threatening.

Gerrard, who was carrying a load of broken concrete from the demolition of the former Kennebec Journal building on Western Avenue., lost control of the truck around 11 a.m., as he rounded the north-bound off-ramp at Exit 113.

“He said the load shifted,” Duff said.

The four-axle Volvo dump truck, which is owned by Gardiner-based Steve A. McGee Construction, left long skid marks and gouges in the blacktop as Gerrard tried to keep the truck upright. Duff said the truck went some distance with the passenger’s-side wheels off the ground before finally veering into the deep ditch that separates the northbound off and on-ramps. The truck tipped over onto the driver’s side, spilling a portion of its load across the two-lane on-ramp.

“He almost made it, but it went over,”  Duff said.

No charges are anticipated, he said.

Crews were awaiting equipment to clean up the crash, including an excavator to remove the large chunks of concrete.

Northbound drivers were forced to slow in the area of the crash site, but there were no major disruptions.


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