Two tanker trucks hauling milk overturned in New Hampshire on Tuesday, spilling thousands of gallons of milk in the area.
The two separate incidents occurred in Tilton, and Lincoln, New Hampshire on June 5th.
According to the Concord Monitor, the first milk truck, a rig driving for Mountain Milk of North Haverhill, was traveling on Interstate 93 south in the early morning when the 64-year-old driver, Gregory Rogers, went to take the exit 20 off ramp and lost control, leaving the roadway and overturning, spilling milk along the side of the roadway.
Rogers suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The exit 20 off ramp was closed intermittently as crews worked to right the tanker and clear the wreck but the area has since been cleared.
The exact cause for the crash is still under investigation.
Later that morning at around 8:30 a.m. a second milk truck, a 2014 International driven by 48-year-old Scott Carpenter, struck a guardrail farther north on I-93 near the Franconia Notch, damaging the big rig’s fuel tanks and spilling around 100 gallons of fuel across the roadway.
Carpenter was not injured in the accident, and police say they believe he may have been distracted at the time of the wreck, prompting them to issue a citation for negligent driving.
Traffic was backed up for several hours as crews worked to clear the wreck but was cleared around 2:45 p.m. that day.
Anyone with information regarding the first milk truck crash that occurred in Tilton is asked to contact Trooper Nicholas Post at 603-223-8953 or [email protected] and anyone with information about the Franconia Notch crash is asked to contact Trooper Amanda Johnson at 603-223-8305 or [email protected] .