Maine State Police say a series of crashes on I-95 in Bangor on Friday involved a total of 9 vehicles.

Details have been released about what was originally reported as a large crash near the Broadway exit of I-95 in Bangor early Friday. Katy England, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety says the incident actually involved a series of crashes that started just after 8:00 when the driver of a Dodge Caliber rolled his vehicle while trying to avoid roadkill in the road. The driver swerved to avoid the animal and then over-corrected, going into a ditch and rolling the vehicle.

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Minutes later, a secondary crash involving a tractor-trailer was called into police. While officers responded, traffic came to a standstill in the northbound lane of I-95. A second tractor-trailer came around the bend and was unable to avoid the stopped traffic. The rig hit several vehicles which, in turn, struck several other vehicles. In all, 9 vehicles were involved in this portion of the incident.

Two people were transported to the hospital, where they were treated and released. One person was taken to the hospital by their employer.

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Traffic was stopped for a time before a single lane was reopened. The quick work of all agencies involved allowed for the traffic flow to be restored fully by 11:30 Friday morning.

Officials say no charges are expected to be filed in connection with this case

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