Police and emergency responders were at the scene of a Hampstead crash where an overturned truck carrying fertilizer laid on its side.
The truck overturned in the middle traffic circle of Hampstead Bypass on Friday afternoon, according to Troy Hipsley, a spokesperson for the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company.
Lt. Stacey Gaegler of Hampstead Police Department said two contracted lawn mowers who were working on the lawn during the incident received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Gaegler said later witnesses reported the truck was traveling at a safe speed and “somehow the load shifted on him.”
Hampstead, Manchester and Carroll County hazardous materials teams responded as well as the Maryland Department of the Environment to clean up fuel spilling from a ruptured saddle tank.
Gaegler said the hazmat teams were necessary because the spill happened above a drainage that leads to a pond.
A section of the bypass was shut down for several hours as officials cleaned up but was open as of 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Gaegler said.
Carroll County Times photographer Dylan Slagle contributed to this report.