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Overturned tractor trailer causes injuries, road closure in Assonet

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FREETOWN, MA- On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at approximately 8:05 a.m., Freetown Police and Fire personnel responded to South Main Street at Copicut Road for a single motor vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer.

Responders discovered that the overturned tractor trailer had been loaded with gravel and rocks. Freetown Fire-Rescue evaluated the operator and later transported him to Rhode Island Hospital.

The crash caused significant traffic delays along South Main Street throughout the morning. The roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours while Big Wheel’s Towing worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation by Freetown Ptlm. Christopher Medeiros and Accident Reconstructionist Ptlm. John Pina, III.. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (“Truck Team”) also responded to assist.

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