Route 9 closed for nearly 8 hours due to tractor-trailer crash
A tractor-trailer truck accident closed Route 9 for hours last week.

Route 9 closed for nearly 8 hours due to tractor-trailer crash

MARLBORO — Police continue to seek information about a trailer truck carrying 43,000 pounds of frozen peas which crashed on Route 9 between MacArthur and Hamilton roads on Nov. 13.

Vermont State Police Trooper Jeff Hudon said that speed was a contributing factor in this crash, which sent the driver of the truck to the hospital and closed Route 9 for nearly eight hours.

Hudon asks that anyone with information regarding the crash call the Brattleboro barracks at 802-254-2382.

According to an accident report, a tractor trailer unit driven by Rustamkhuja K. Umarkhujaev, 47, of Kissimmee, Fla., was heading east on Route 9 at about 5 a.m.

Hudon said Umarkhujaev lost control and ultimately overturned the tractor and trailer onto the driver's side on Route 9, completely blocking the highway just west of Hamilton Road.

Rescue Inc. transported Umarkhujaev to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for possible broken ribs and a concussion.

Members of the Marlboro Fire Department and the Marlboro Highway Department assisted with traffic.

State police closed that stretch of Route 9 shortly after 6 a.m. The road was reopened at about 1:45 p.m.

While the road was closed, passenger vehicles were rerouted via Sunset Lake Road on the Brattleboro side and North Pond Road on the Marlboro side. No tractor trailers were allowed on this detour route.

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