Tractor-trailer carrying sludge overturns in Monkton

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer carrying sludge overturned on Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton last Thursday, according to Vermont State Police.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash for cleanup of composted sludge spilled from the truck, officials said.

The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. when the tractor-trailer was traveling west on Tyler Bridge Road, police said.

The driver, Todd Boutin, 52 of Grand Isle, told police he went off the road after avoiding hitting an animal in the road, according to the report.

Police concluded he was driving about 30 miles per hour, and neither speed nor impairment were factors in the crash, according to the report.

Michael Nucci, an environmental analyst at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources said the spill did not affect any waterways and that part of the cleanup involved mulching the site where the sludge spilled, he said.

Information from the Natural Resources Agency showed the truck is owned by Mr. Bult’s Inc., based in Burnham, Ill. It was not clear what the truck’s route was at the time of the accident.

— Madeline Hughes

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