At approximately 11:30 a.m. today a tractor-trailer dump truck hauling sand to the Winthrop Beach revitalization project rolled over at Brown Circle rotary in Revere, spilling its load across the roadway.
Revere Police have primary jurisdiction of the rotary and conducted the main crash investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (our Truck Team) also responded and examined the truck for compliance with federal and state motor carrier laws.
The truck (1994 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 2009 dump-truck style trailer) is owned by HM Morales Trucking, Inc., of Chelsea. The operator was Miguel Hernandez, 23. He was injured and transported.
The truck was hauling fill from Saugus to Winthrop at the time of the crash.
As a result of the State Police Truck Team investigation, the truck company, HM Morales Trucking, was cited for the following:
– For the tractor: insufficient brake linings on the left side of the first axle and defective brakes on the right side of the third axle.
– For the trailer: Defects in the fourth axle (cracked air bag supports, both sides) and fifth axle (cracked air bag supports, both sides); and expired inspection sticker.
Brown Circle was closed for approximately 2 hours. Preliminary investigation indicates excessive speed for the rotary was a factor in the crash. Please check with Revere Police as to whether the operator was cited for speeding or anything else.