Overturned grain truck closes Rt. 213 for hours
KINGSTOWN — An accident involving a grain truck shut down a part of state Route 213 Tuesday, Oct. 10, causing the Chester River bridge to be temporarily closed.
Mar yland State Police Cpl. Kristopher Phillips said the accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m., near the Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden store in Queen Anne’s County.
He said a pickup truck traveling northbound suddenly went off the road for “unknown reasons,” came back on Route 213 and collided with a Peterbilt triple-axle grain truck that was traveling southbound, causing the grain truck to overturn.
Phillips said the pickup truck is registered in Chestertown. He said the driver, whose identity was not immediately available, sustained “unknown injuries” and was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The grain truck driver was uninjured. Maryland State Police responded to the scene, along with the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company and others.
Phillips said the Chestertown Police Department initially assisted with diverting traffic from the bridge before the State Highway Administration took over. The Chester River bridge was closed until about 3:30 p.m. Drivers were detoured around Crumpton.
“The grain truck was fully loaded and when it tipped over, it spilled everywhere,” Phillips said. “We have to clean it all up before everything goes back to normal.”
Members of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company work to remove spilled grain from state Route 213 Tuesday morning after responding to an accident near the Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden store.