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Two big rigs destroyed by fire following crash caused by car driver cutting off a truck

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Maine State Police (MSP) are investigating a fiery multi-vehicle crash on the Maine Turnipike that they say was caused by a motorist making a last-second exit.

MSP responded to the crash at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in the southbound lanes of the Maine Turnpike at mile marker 36 in Saco.

Troopers say that a driver in a black Ford Explorer attempted to take the exit at the last minute, cutting off a flatbed truck, striking the truck, and sending it into the median. A second semi truck hauling a box trailer was unable to avoid the truck in the median and struck the flatbed.

Both trucks caught fire after the crash and are considered a total loss.

The Explorer driver, later identified as Fidele Kaderi, 50, suffered non life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

Neither truck driver was injured.

The southbound Maine Turnpike was closed for about 4 hours.

MSP says that charges may be pending following further investigation.

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