Motor Vehicle Crash

Fatal Crash in Morrill

Morrill Dump TruckA Belmont man was killed after his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming dump truck.

On Aug. 5, 2020, at approximately 7:48 a.m., Maine State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on route 3 in Morrill.  The investigation revealed that Nicholas Day, 34, from Belmont, was traveling west on route 3 and crossed the center line into an oncoming loaded dump truck.  Day was determined to be deceased on scene.  

The operator of the dump truck was a Eugene Hyde, 31,   from Wilton, owned and operated by C.H Stevenson out of Wayne Maine.  The investigation is still on going, speed and alcohol did not appear to be a factor.   

Route 3 was shut down for 8hrs.  Local fire departments assisted with traffic being rerouted.    
 

Woodland Crash

WoodlandOn Jan. 27 around 10:14 a.m., Maine State Troopers responded to a crash in Woodland. 

Ashley Brydon, 32, of Woodland, was traveling North On Route 161 in Woodland with her 1-year-old son.  Brydon’s vehicle drove into slush in the middle of the road and it caused her to lose control.  Brydon’s vehicle crashed into a snowbank off of the southbound lane.  The vehicle drove in the snow for approximately 10 feet when it hit a frozen section of the snowbank.  When it hit the frozen section of the snow bank, the vehicle rolled over on to the vehicle’s passenger side.  Brydon and her son were able to exit the vehicle with the help of First Responders.

Caribou Fire and Ambulance were called to the scene and transported Brydon and her son to Cary Medical Center.  Brydon and her son were examined and released with minor injuries.

Maine Game Warden Ryan Fitzpatrick assisted at the scene.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Bealieu’s Garage.
 

Macwahoc Plantation Crash

KenyonA Weston woman and her passenger suffered minor injuries after the vehicle they were in went off the road and flipped end-over-end earlier today.

On Jan. 16, 2020, around 12 noon, Joan Kenyon, 81, of Weston, Maine was driving her 2004 GMC Tahoe northbound on Route 2A in Macwahoc Plantation. Kenyon’s vehicle caught some slush on the side of the roadway pulling the vehicle into the ditch. Kenyon’s vehicle then struck a rock in the ditch causing the vehicle to flip end over end. Kenyon and her passenger were both wearing their seat belts and only suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Blaine Crash

Blaine CrashMaine State Police responded to a two vehicle crash in Blaine, early this morning.

On Nov. 11, 2019,  at approximately 6:11 a.m., the Houlton RCC received a report of a two vehicle crash on the Robinson Road in Blaine with one person injured.  Tr. Nick Casavant and Sgt. Josh Haines responded and determined the following from their investigation:  Lisa Rodqiguez, 51, Bridgewater, of was traveling North in her 2003 GMC sport utility vehicle when she lost control on the ice covered roadway and spun sideways into the path of oncoming traffic.  Dana Raymond, 57, of Easton, was traveling South in his 2018 Ford truck and was unable to avoid Rodriguez’s vehicle, which was sideways in his lane, striking her head on.  Rodriguez suffered an injury to the leg and was transported from the scene by Crown Ambulance to the hospital in Presque Isle.  

Both vehicles were towed from the scene with significant damage.    

TURNPIKE CRASH PORTLAND

Maine State Police say only minor injuries resulted from a three vehicle wreck on the Maine Turnpike in Portland this morning.  Southbound traffic was disrupted for two hours as vehicles were diverted off the road at exit 48

The crash took place just after 5 AM in the construction zone at mile 47. A 2012 Nissan Juke operated by Joseph Forestell (35) of Portland broke down in the road.   A Ford F350 one ton construction truck owned by Landry French construction and operated by Trent Filer (32) of Peru stopped behind the Nissan, but was then struck from behind by a tractor trailer.

A Pepsi tractor trailer truck operated by Michael Gallant (34) of Mechanic Falls crested the hill and was unable to stop. In turn, the Ford then rear ended the Nissan, which then spun into Jersey barriers, blocking both southbound lanes.  The crash site was reopened to traffic just after 7 AM .   Troopers said none of the drivers required hospitalization.

I-95 FAIRFIELD WRECK

State Police say a Clinton man was injured this morning when his pickup went off the Interstate in Fairfield, slammed into guard rails and caught fire, just after 8 AM.  24 year old Devin Douglass suffered a broken leg and was pulled out of the truck by a passerby. Motorists reported Douglass was driving erratically in the northbound lanes just before the crash. The 2002 Ford pickup took out several guardrail posts before coming to rest in the median.  The truck later burst into flames forcing troopers to shut down both north and southbound lanes for a time as firefighters extinguished the blaze.  Douglass was taken to a Waterville hospital and troopers continue to investigate the crash and what led up to it.

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