RI-bound lobsters survive big rig crash in Maine

Photo Credit: Maine State Police

BENTON, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer hauling 30,000 pounds of live Canadian lobster has overturned on an interstate in Maine.

Maine state troopers say truck driver Horst Puff, of Greenfield, Nova Scotia, reported that he swerved early Wednesday to avoid striking a car that had spun out in front of him on snowy Interstate 95 in Benton. Puff’s truck ended up on its side in the median, but he wasn’t hurt. No charges are expected against him.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the lobsters survived and are headed to New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

A crane was dispatched to hoist the truck upright so the cargo could be inspected.

McCausland says one of the southbound lanes was closed because of the crash.

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