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The driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned in Hughesville on Tuesday morning was given a ticket for failure to control speed to avoid a collision, Maryland State Police reported.
At 7:20 a.m. March 5, Joshua Aaron Moore, 28, of Bear Creek, N.C., crashed a 2010 Volvo truck hauling a 1999 53-foot refrigerator trailer as he was driving through a traffic circle heading toward Route 231 east.
MSP said Moore was not injured. His passenger, Mathew Craven Taylor, 27, of Sanford, N.C., refused medical treatment at the scene for a minor injury, police said.
Troopers determined that Moore was traveling south on Leonardtown Road when he took the exit to the traffic roundabout ramp. He negotiated the first roundabout and continued under the overpass to the second traffic roundabout for eastbound Prince Frederick Road. As he negotiated the second traffic circle, he was traveling too fast for conditions and the vehicle overturned onto its right side, police said.
The vehicle came to rest on the raised curb median separating the traffic roundabout from the bypass ramp. The combination blocked the ramp from the traffic roundabout onto Prince Frederick Road. Once overturned, the tractor-trailer began leaking diesel fuel onto the highway.
A Hazmat squad responded to the scene and cleaned up the leak. The roadway was closed until 10:47 a.m., police reported.