A tractor-trailer straddles a guardrail on Riley Road in Jay on Monday morning. Richard Boulanger, 58, of St. Zacharie, Quebec was injured when the rig failed to negotiate a curve at the POW/MIA Remembrance Bridge. Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal

JAY — A Canadian man was injured Monday morning when the tractor-trailer truck he was driving rolled onto its side just before the POW/MIA Remembrance Bridge on Riley Road.

Firefighters work at the scene of a tractor-trailer accident on Riley Road in Jay on Monday morning. The Quebec driver was injured and a load of sawdust spilled down an embankment. Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal

Richard Boulanger, 58, of St. Zacharie, Quebec, was driving a 2017 Kenworth from Verso Corp.’s Androscoggin Mill on Riley Road toward Route 4, Jay Sgt. Russell Adams said.

The truck failed to negotiate a corner just before the bridge, which carries traffic over the Androscoggin River. The rig straddled the guardrail and its load of sawdust spilled down an embankment.

Firefighters and paramedics extricated Boulanger from the cab.

Adams said Boulanger suffered broken bones. He was taken by NorthStar EMS ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Livermore Fire Rescue Chief Don Castonguay, who speaks French, was translator between Boulanger and paramedics, Adams said.

Absorbent pads are placed on leaking fluids from a tractor-trailer that rolled over on Riley Road in Jay on Monday morning. Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal

CD Transport of St. Zacharie owns the truck.

Jay police officer Keith Masse is the primary investigator.

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies assisted with traffic control. Jay, Livermore Falls, Livermore and Wilton fire departments also assisted police.

The Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement responded, as did the Maine Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection because of leaking fuel. The remaining fuel in the truck was pumped out before Dutch Gap Auto of Chesterville put the truck back on its wheels.

The section of road that leads to the Androscoggin Mill was temporarily closed off to through traffic.

It is the second tractor-trailer rollover in Franklin County in the past week. Another one loaded with sawdust rolled over Oct. 29 on Route 27 in Carrabassett Valley.


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