Police: Road Rage leads to multiple crashes on interstate Monday

PITTSFIELD, ME (WABI) - One person had to be taken to the hospital and a portion of the interstate had to be shut down after a pair of crashes late Monday afternoon.

State Police say just after 4pm a convoy of Massachusetts National Guard vehicles were heading south on 95 just past the Pittsfield exit when a driver ahead of one of the fuel tankers started the chain of events.

"They were coming southbound and it looks like from everybody's description that there may have been some road rage going on in front of them," said Maine State Police Tr. Joseph Chretien. "A brake check. The guys that were driving the rig that went down over the side slammed the brakes on as much as they could. Lost control and went through the guard rail and rolled over."

The two men in the tanker that went through the guard rail and over the embankment were all right.

Directly following the first crash Pittsfield Police say a three vehicle crash happened as a result.

Authorities say a truck hauling hay didn't see the vehicles stopped ahead and slammed into the back of an 18 wheeler, which then hit the back of another truck that was towing a trailer.

The driver of the truck hauling the hay was taken by ambulance with minor injuries.

According to police no charges will be filed.

That portion of 95 was shut down for around three hours.