Dump truck, car hit head-on in Weathersfield

WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) A dump truck and car hit head-on in Weathersfield Monday morning. The crash on Route 131 launched a hazmat cleanup.

Police say the driver of a dump truck, which was hauling sand, crossed over the center line on a turn while traveling west. The driver of the car, heading in the opposite direction, was unable to avoid the truck. The collision sent both vehicles off the road. Both needed to be towed from the scene.

A section of Route 131 was closed for several hours.

"There was a hazmat diesel leak from the truck. Fire on scene have been actively cleaning that up and state police was on scene investigating the evidence that was left," Vt. State Police Tpr. Bryson Lunderville said.

The driver of the car, Ronald Prouty, 46, of Weathersfield, was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the truck, Dennis Thompson, 63, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, was not injured.

Police tell us Thompson was cited for his role in the crash.