Tractor-trailer crashes in neighborhood

A tractor-trailer carrying 43,343 pounds of yogurt was stuck Monday in Naugatuck after failing to negotiate a tight turn. -REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

A tractor-trailer carrying 43,343 pounds of yogurt was stuck Monday in Naugatuck after failing to negotiate a tight turn. -REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

NAUGATUCK — A tractor-trailer carrying 43,343 pounds of yogurt from YoCrunch in Naugatuck jackknifed around a tight curve in a residential neighborhood Monday night.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the driver, who is from Pennsylvania, was attempting to turn off Southview Street and onto Pond Street, near Rubber Avenue, when the 18-wheeler took out a guardrail around a sharp curve and nearly ended up in woods near a hill. The rig also took out a fire hydrant, but no water was released.

Naugatuck police, firefighters and workers from the Connecticut Water Co. responded. The driver, whose name was not confirmed, was not hurt, nor was anyone else.

A tow truck from Prospect Towing was called to remove the rig. Police were investigating and it could not be confirmed Monday night whether the driver would face any motor vehicle or criminal charges.

Firefighters said the man had left his last stop, at YoCrunch on Spring Street, about two hours before the accident. They did not immediately know where he was for those two hours.