14 Jan From WCME News 9: One Dead in Spectacular Collision on I-295 in Freeport
It turns out that a man from Canaan hauling milk in his tanker truck died instantly today when his truck collided with a car on Interstate 295 in Freeport. The victim is 70-year-old Richard Clark, who maneuvered his truck to avoid crushing a car that had spun out of control in front of him. Both vehicles struck the median guardrail and Clark’s tanker overturned, coming to rest in the median. The driver of the car–27-year-old Ashley Williams of Woolwich, was taken to Maine Medical Center with minor injuries.
Thousands of gallons of milk spilled from the tanker as it lay on its side. Troopers continue to investigate the crash and have not determined why Williams lost control of her car, which was demolished. Both northbound and southbound lanes were reduced to one lane during the six hours that the crash was investigated.