Truck crash in Mendon blocks US Route 4

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MENDON — A 55-year-old Rhode Island man’s tractor-trailer went into a ditch, blocking traffic on US Route 4 near Stoney Meadows Lane yesterday afternoon.

Police were notified of a one-vehicle crash which took place in Mendon at around 2:00 p.m.

According to the police report, John Fonseca was driving his truck from Rutland City to Rhode Island via US Route 4.

Fonseca attempted to make a lane change which caused him to go off of the roadway, and into a ditch.

Police say it took multiple heavy wreckers to extract the vehicle from the ditch.

It caused the entire roadway to be blocked and police diverted the traffic to an alternate route.
State Police were assisted by the Rutland City Fire Department, Regional Ambulance Service, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.