At around 7:20 am this morning there was a motor vehicle crash involving a dump truck and SUV on the Washington Junction Rd. in the town of Hancock. The driver of the dump truck, Michael Fraser (56) of Holden crossed into the opposite lane. The operator of the SUV Jason Farnsworth (64) of Bucksport was travelling in the opposite direction and attempted to avoid the dump truck. The dump truck crashed into the passenger side of the SUV and then the dump truck rolled onto its side. Both operators suffered broken bones as a result of the crash and were transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. The dump truck is owned by Wellman Paving out of Winterport. What caused Fraser to travel into the opposite lane is still under investigation. Tr. Blaine Silk is the primary investigator and was assisted by several Troopers, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Hancock Fire Dept.
September 14, 2020