Cement-mixer overturns closing Everett Turnpike on-ramp in Nashua

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An overturned truck blocked an exit ramp on the Everett Turnpike Tuesday. Photo/NH State Police

NASHUA, NH – On Sept. 1, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m. Troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop B, and Troop G, along with Nashua Fire responded to a rollover crash involving a concrete truck on the Exit 7E southbound ramp from the Everett Turnpike in Nashua.

Dispatch advised that the concrete truck was on its side, in the grass median.

Initial reports indicated that the concrete truck was traveling on the exit 7E ramp from the Everett Turnpike southbound when control was lost. The concrete truck rolled on its side and slid into the grass median.

The operator of the concrete truck, identified as James Thomas, 32, of Merideth, NH.

Police said Thomas was not injured as a result of the rollover.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Thomas was traveling at an unreasonable speed for the curve of the ramp and the weight of the load being carried by the concrete truck. This was the major contributing factor in this crash.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Trooper Mark Dore at 603-666-3333.

As a result of the collision and subsequent investigation, the exit 7E southbound on and off-ramps were shut down for approximately five hours while the concrete truck was safely removed. Troop B Troopers were assisted at the scene by the State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit (Troop G), the Nashua Fire Department and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

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