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Semi truck fails to negotiate curve, injuring police deputy

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A police deputy was injured in Maine on Tuesday morning when a semi truck fails to negotiate curve. 

The accident happened on January 30th in Brewer, Maine at around 8 a.m. on Interstate 395. 

According to Fox 23, the 41-year-old unnamed truck driver was driving along I-395 when he failed to negotiate a turn. The semi truck then overturned on top of a guardrail and slid into a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office cruiser. 

The officer inside of the cruiser, Sergeant Gary Decker, was taken to a nearby medical center for non life threatening injuries. The truck driver was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The semi truck’s wreck with a cruiser caused a diesel spill, which forced the closure of the westbound on-ramp from Wilson Street and the eastbound off-ramp to Wilson Street. Cleanup is expected to last around 8 hours, reported WMTW 8.

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