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Pair of milk truck crashes spill milk, gas on Interstate 93

  • A tanker truck carrying an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 gallons of milk overturned on Interstate 93 in Tilton in the early-morning hours of Tuesday. Courtesy


Staff and wire reports
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

By Monitor staff

A fully loaded milk truck overturned on Interstate 93 in Tilton early Tuesday, spilling an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 gallons of milk in the area.

Hours later, a second milk truck crashed spilling its fuel in Lincoln.

New Hampshire State Police said the tanker in the first crash was traveling south and attempting to take the exit 20 off ramp. The driver, Gregory Rogers, 64, lost control of the vehicle, which left the paved portion of the interstate, rolled over and came to rest on its side, police said.

Rogers was taken by ambulance to Concord Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He was driving for Mountain Milk of North Haverhill.

The exit 20 off ramp was intermittently closed as emergency crews worked to remove the tanker from the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation; however, police said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

Later in the morning, around 8:30 a.m., a second milk truck struck a guard rail farther north in Franconia Notch damaging the truck’s fuel tanks and causing close to 100 gallons of fuel to spill on the road and surrounding area.

The driver of the 2014 International tractor-trailer truck, Scott Carpenter, 48 of Derby, Vt., may have been temporarily distracted and was cited for negligent driving, state police said. 

The accident caused congestion in both directions for several hours, but traffic resumed to normal at around 2:45 p.m.

State police ask anyone with information about the Tilton crash to contact Trooper Nicholas Post at 223-8953 or Nicholas.M.Post@dos.nh.gov. Anyone with information about the Franconia Notch crash is asked to contact Trooper Amanda Johnson at 603-223-8305 or amanda.johnson@dos.nh.gov .