Tractor trailer truck overturns in Mattituck

10/15/2012 1:48 PM |

An empty tractor trailer truck overturned early Monday morning in Mattituck, sending the driver to the hospital for minor injuries, Southold Police said.

Jeffrey Snyder, 32, of Nazareth, Pennsylvania lost control of the vehicle headed westbound on County Route 48 at about 4:30 a.m., police said. The truck then went through the guard rail, hit an embankment and overturned. The Mattituck Fire Department rescue squad took Mr. Snyder to Peconic Bay Medical Center, police said.

A Suffolk County Police motor carrier unit responded to inspect the truck and conduct its own investigation, according to police.