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Tractor-trailer crash snarls Route 2 eastbound traffic Friday morning


COLCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Route 2 eastbound is back open in Colchester after a tractor-trailer rollover blocked the roadway early Friday morning.

Just before 3:15 a.m., State Police say a tractor-trailer truck being driven by 37-year-old Adrian Sarmiento, of Poughkeepsie, New York, was traveling eastbound on Route 2 between exits 19 and 20 when he lost control of the truck. Troopers say the truck hit a roadside sign and the rolled over, blocking the right lane.Related Content: News 8 Live Traffic Flow Map

Sarmiento was not injured in the crash, according to State Police.

The truck sustained significant damage. It has since been towed away.

Officials from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) were called to the scene for a fuel leak. The Department of Consumer Protection for frozen food cargo was also called in to assess any environmental damage from the refrigeration unit of the truck. The Department of Transportation responded to the scene to repair the damaged highway sign.Related Content: News 8 Live Traffic Cameras

It is unclear what may have caused Sarmiento to lose control of the truck. State Police are conducting their investigation.

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