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Dec 29, 2015 5:36 PM

Jackknifed tractor-trailor crashes on I-89, resulting fuel leak closes interstate in Hopkinton


HOPKINTON - A tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 89 Tuesday morning, closing the interstate briefly.

A 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer crashed off the road near mile-marker 10 on I-89 Southbound after the operator Orangel Columbie Batista, 49 of Georgia, lost control and struck a guardrail.

During the crash, a fuel tank was punctured and diesel fuel began to leak.

The interstate was closed for 2 and a half hours.

Police said speed appeared to be a factor in the crash.

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