No injuries, no spill when truck carrying diesel crashes in Freeport

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FREEPORT — A Downeast Energy tank truck carrier diesel fuel went off Hunter Road on Monday morning.

There was no spill, but it took two tow trucks to pull the truck back up an embankment. 

According to Deputy Fire Chief Eric Sylvain, the truck went off the road at 8:30 a.m.; the truck was pulled back to the road around 10:15 a.m., and the road was closed until 10:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was unharmed.

Sylvain said it was unclear what caused the accident. He said police and Brunswick-based Downeast Energy, part of NGL Energy Partners of Tulso, Oklahoma, will be conducting investigations.

The truck went off the road just after the curve near 30 Hunter Road, heading towards Desert Road. It went over an embankment, and stopped when it hit a tree. Sylvain said the truck was carrying 800 gallons of off-road diesel.

The driver of the truck, who was unidentified, was evaluated by EMS workers at the scene and was able to walk away. Downeast Energy officials at the scene were not able to provide any information about the driver or the accident.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or kgardner@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

A Downeast Energy tank truck went off the road and down an embankment on Hunter Road in Freeport on Monday morning, Feb. 29.

A Downeast Energy tank truck that crashed in Freeport Monday morning, Feb. 29, had to be pulled up from an embankment by two tow trucks.

Hunter Road in Freeport was closed for two hours Monday morning, Feb. 29, after this Downeast Energy tank truck went off the road.

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I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.