A truck driver from Madison was injured Thursday morning when his logging truck rolled over on U.S. Route 201 in Moose River, near Jackman and 81 miles north of Skowhegan.

Police said the driver was Norman Hawley, 52, of Madison. The truck and trailer are owned by JD Cayford Trucking of Athens. The truck was a 2001 Freightliner and the trailer was a log trailer loaded with cedar logs.

James Ross, chief deputy at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release that the Regional Communications Center received a call about 7 a.m. from the Jackman fire chief saying a tractor-trailer had rolled over in the northbound lane of U.S. 201 in Moose River. The fully loaded truck ended up in the ditch.

Hawley was taken to the Jackman Health Center with an injury to his ear, a possible concussion and several other minor injuries, according to the release. He later was transferred to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Center for Health in Waterville.

Ross said Hawley apparently veered the truck off a straight stretch of road and into the soft shoulder and could not recover to bring the rig back onto the tar. The truck struck a Central Maine Power Co. pole, breaking it off, before rolling over into the ditch.

Police still are investigating the crash to determine its cause. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Jackman Fire Department, Jackman Ambulance Service, the state police commercial vehicle unit and C&J wrecker Service. Cpl. Ritchie Putnam investigated the accident.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367



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