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Route 62 Intersection Closed When Sand-Hauling Rig Overturns

February 14, 2013

Details have been released in the big rig rollover that closed a Route 62 intersection outside of Polk on Tuesday night.

Officials say a rig hauling about 21 tons of fracking sand apparently lost its brakes coming down the steep hill on Route 965 approaching Route 62 in Frenchcreek Township.  The vehicle rolled onto its side as the driver, identified as 54 year-old Samuel Plummer, attempted to turn onto Route 62 at a “T” intersection.  Plummer was not hurt.  He was reportedly driving for a company from Woodland.

An eyewitness says it took crews nearly six hours to clear the scene after the incident that happened at about 8:00 PM Tuesday.


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