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Tractor-trailer hauling potatoes crashes in Island Falls

A tractor-trailer hauling potatoes crashed off Interstate 95 in Aroostook County on Saturday after its driver had a medical issue.

Justin Petroff, 34, of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was driving a 2000 Freightliner filled with potatoes south on I-95 in Island Falls about 10:37 a.m. when he suffered an unspecified medical event, causing him to drive off the right side of the interstate before coming to a stop in the trees, according to the Maine State Police.

Petroff was taken by Patten Ambulance to Millinocket Regional Hospital with minor injuries, state police said.

The tractor-trailer was extensively damaged and removed from the scene by Westerdahls Towing, state police said.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

This story was originally published in the Bangor Daily News.

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