Evasive manure: Ogdensburg man spills 2,000 gallons of liquid waste to avoid collision in Lisbon
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 2:33 pm

LISBON -- An Ogdensburg man toppled a tanker hauling more than 2,000 gallons of manure on County Route 28 while attempting to evade a vehicle that failed to yield the right of way Saturday.

Ogdensburg-based state police said Matthew J. Meuten, 25, was driving down County Route 28 when Suzanne M. Tracy, 49, of Lisbon apparently pulled out in front of him.

While attempting to evade Tracy's vehicle, Meuten lost control of the 1980 Freightliner tractor trailer, with a manure tank attached.

The vehicle overturned, spilling about 2,000 gallons of liquid manure onto the highway and shoulder. Troopers said motor oil was also spilled during the wreck.

Both lanes of the highway were blocked by the debris.

Troopers said conservation officers, Lisbon Fire and Rescue, St. Lawrence County Highway Department and Op-Tech, responded to the scene.

Meuten reported pain to his left knee, however, he declined medical treatment. No other injuries were reported.

Tracy was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign, returnable to the Town of Lisbon Court.