Police: Truck's cargo not secure in I-95 mishap

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Chopper 6 flew over the scene after a modular building being transported hit an overpass along I-95 in New Castle, Delaware.</span></div>
January 30, 2009 9:59:24 AM PST
Some heavy equipment being transported didn't quite fit under an overpass.Traffic on I-95 was slowed to one lane southbound near Route 202 in New Castle.

Delaware State Police report that a large air handling unit in a plywood casing was heading south on I-95 when it hit the overpass at about 6:30 a.m.

A large chunk of the casing and the machinery was knocked off the tractor trailer and landed on the highway. The tractor trailer kept going and fled the scene of the accident, according to police.

So far there are no reports of injuries.

The highway reopened shortly after 10 a.m.

The tractor trailer was followed by a New Castle police officer who radioed in its location. When state troopers arrived, stopped the vehicle and inspected it, they found that the oversized load was not secured onto its trailer.

The driver of the tractor trailer was cited with: Failure to Exchange Information at a Crash Scene, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, Failure to Report a Property Damage Crash, Inattentive Driving and Failure to Secure a Load Property.

Additional charges are expected to be filed by the Delaware State Police when the inspection on the tractor trailer is complete.

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