Police: Sneezing fit leads to rush hour crash on Spaulding Turnpike

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The crash closed down the northbound lanes of the Spaulding for about an hour Friday morning. (Vince Crout-Hamel photo)

ROCHESTER - Police say a sneezing fit led to a crash of a box truck on the Spaulding Turnpike that shut down traffic for about an hour on Friday morning.

The driver, a Concord man, was headed northbound in the area of mile marker 16 around 7:50 a.m when he lost control, crashed into a guardrail in the breakdown lane and swerved back toward the middle of the roadway where the truck rolled over and came to a rest back on its wheels, police say.

The northbound lanes of travel were closed for about an hour.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Trooper William Bohnenberger at

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