A semi-truck & trailer tipped over on its side on Route 1 in Monticello Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said severe cross winds caused the empty 2018 Freightliner to crash in the northbound lane around 3:30 pm.

61-year-old Beverly Severence from Howland, was helped out of the truck by a US Border Patrol agent. Severence had minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital. Police said he was wearing his seatbelt.

Assisting agencies were the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol, Maine DOT, Monticello Fire and DEP.

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