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Water bottles strewn after truck rolls on I-99

State Police and other emergency workers evaluate the scene Monday after a Roaring Spring water truck overturned along I-99 north in Port Matilda. A large number of water bottles were spread along the interstate.
State Police and other emergency workers evaluate the scene Monday after a Roaring Spring water truck overturned along I-99 north in Port Matilda. A large number of water bottles were spread along the interstate. CDT photo

A Roaring Spring truck overturned on Interstate 99 in Worth Township on Monday, scattering water bottles across the highway, disrupting northbound traffic and injuring the driver.

The crash occurred at about 9 a.m. when the truck, driven by Ryan Miller, 30, of Martinsburg, was traveling north and moved into the left lane so another vehicle could merge onto the interstate from U.S. Route 322, according to state police at Philipsburg.

The left tires went onto the berm on the left side of the road, and the driver lost control trying to get back into the right lane, police said. The truck rolled onto its left side and slid about 350 feet before hitting a metal post, according to the crash report.

The impact pushed the vehicle back onto its wheels and it slid about 100 feet more before stopping across both lanes of the interstate.

Miller was wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center by Port Matilda EMS with moderate injuries, according to police.

No additional information about his condition was available. Port Matilda Fire Company and PennDOT employees also responded.

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