Driver of overturned truck charged with reckless driving
New London — Police on Friday charged the driver of a tractor-trailer with reckless driving after they said he failed to negotiate an Interstate 95 ramp's sharp curve and his vehicle overturned.
The ramp from Water Street onto North Frontage Road toward Interstate 95 south was closed for more than an hour because of the 10 a.m. accident, which police said led to the loss of about 51,000 pounds of steel coil off the truck.
The driver, Tete Adote, 43, of Hamden, was transported to L+M Hospital with minor injuries, police said. Police later issued Adote a summons on a reckless driving charge, police announced Friday evening.
The accident damaged a substantial amount of granite curbing and guard railing, police said.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection assisted with a fuel spill in connection with the accident. The Connecticut State Police Truck Unit also responded for multiple alleged equipment violations and actively was investigating, police said.
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Dezmond Spaulding, 16, is described as a Hispanic male with red hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat with red trim, a red tank top, gray sweatpants and maroon sneakers.
Police are seeking the public's help in locating Craig Cross, described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 210 pounds. Police did not provide a description of his clothing.
One person was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with minor injuries due to a stabbing during a domestic disturbance at a residence on School Street and Route 27, police said.