Truck crash

A tractor-trailer blocks a portion of northbound Interstate 95 in North Hampton early Wednesday after its driver lost control of the truck and crashed, State Police said.

NORTH HAMPTON — A New York truck driver was cited for negligent driving after police determined fatigue caused him to lose control of the tractor-trailer he was driving and he crashed on Interstate 95 early Wednesday.

According to a news release, James Maroulis, 60, of Poughkeepsie was heading south on the highway in a 2018 International truck carrying paper products about 1:40 a.m. when he lost control, went through snow in the center median into the northbound lanes, then steered back into the median to avoid oncoming traffic.

When Maroulis hit the snowbank heading back into the median, his load shifted and ruptured the side of the enclosed box truck, state police said.

Trooper Peter Sankowich discovered the truck partially blocking the northbound lane as he headed north, the release said.

No additional vehicles were involved and there were no injuries, police said. Interstate 95 North near Mile Marker 6.8 was closed for about three hours while the tractor-trailer and its cargo were removed, according to the news release.

State police ask anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Trooper Sankowich at 223-4381 or

Thursday, January 16, 2020