Tractor trailer truck carrying whey rolls over in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Vermont State Police have identified speeding as a factor in a tractor-trailer rollover that temporarily closed traffic on Route 125 in Cornwall on Tuesday morning.

At 5:22 a.m. on Sept. 9 state police were informed of the tractor-trailer unit rollover on Route 125, at the intersection of West Street in Cornwall — a sharp curve that has been the site of other truck rollovers in the past. Officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department and Middlebury Regional EMS ambulance service also responded and located the vehicle that landed on its side, off the travel portion of the roadway.

The driver, 49-year-old Raymond Green of Ogdensburg, N.Y., was not injured in the accident but was nonetheless transported to Porter Hospital for evaluation, according to police. The 2012 Kenworth truck and trailer sustained significant impact damage as a result of the accident, police said.

The tanker trailer was carrying 74,000 pounds of liquid whey, which began leaking into a ditch following the accident, according to police. Vermont HAZMAT was notified about that leak.

Route 125 was temporarily blocked during morning commuting hours while wrecker operators removed the truck and trailer.

State police blamed the accident on Green’s speed being too fast to negotiate the curve in the roadway. Police ticketed Green following the incident.

The DMV is continuing to investigate the accident. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919, or submit an anonymous tip by texting “CRIMES” (274637) with keyword: VTIPS or online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

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