NEW VINEYARD — A tanker-truck hauling 8,200 gallons of water swerved to avoid an oncoming car and went off Route 27, hit trees and rolled over early Wednesday, Maine State Police Trooper Reid Bond said.

Driver Kevin Couillard, 40, of Gray was not injured in the 1 a.m. crash, Bond said.

Couillard maneuvered the tractor-trailer to avoid a car that was traveling north but was partially in the southbound lane, the trooper said. 

Collins Enterprises of Wilton was initially unsuccessful in retrieving the 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer, but managed after bringing other equipment after daylight and getting help from the New Vineyard Fire Department.

Poland Spring has a bottling plant on Route 27 in Kingfield.

The identify of the car driver is still unknown, Bond said.

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