Crash shuts down Route 101 in Wilton for hours Monday morning

  • Route 101 in Wilton was closed for more than five hours on Monday after a truck hauling spring water collided with another vehicle and overturned, blocking both lanes. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Route 101 in Wilton was closed for more than five hours on Monday after a truck hauling spring water collided with another vehicle and overturned, blocking both lanes. Courtesy photo

  • Route 101 in Wilton was closed for more than five hours on Monday after a truck hauling spring water collided with another vehicle and overturned, blocking both lanes. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Route 101 in Wilton was closed for more than five hours on Monday after a truck hauling spring water collided with another vehicle and overturned, blocking both lanes. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 1/12/2021 11:19:31 AM

A truck hauling spring water overturned on Route 101 in Wilton on Monday morning after a crash, shutting down the highway for more than five hours while the scene was cleared.

At about 7 a.m., Deborah Roedel, 57, of Wilton, pulled out from Old County Road into Route 101 in Wilton in her Jeep Grand Cherokee, in front of a Kenworth tractor trailer driven by Michael LaPointe, 51, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, causing the crash, according to Lt. John Frechette of the Wilton Police Department.

“Once she pulled out, the driver of the truck locked up his brakes and sounded his air horn, and did the best he could to avoid the crash,” Frechette said.

Both vehicles swerved, and were able to mitigate the crash, Frechette said, but the front left side of the truck still collided with the front right side of Roedel’s Jeep. The truck overturned, landing on its side and blocking both lanes of the highway until it was able to be removed.

“The drivers were both lucky, with only minor bumps and bruises,” Frechette said. “I attribute that a lot to the skill of the driver of the truck. Any time you hear a tractor trailer versus a car, it’s ‘Oh, no.’ It could have been a lot worse.”

LaPointe was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but had been released as of early Monday afternoon according to Frechette.

Route 101 was closed from about 7 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. when the truck was able to be righted and removed.

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.


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