Motor Vehicle Crash

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.    


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.


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.

Orland Crash

Trooper Gregory Ramp responded to the area of 796 Castine Road (Route 166) in Orland for a single vehicle personal injury crash.  A 2011 Honda Civic operated by Riley Jorgenson (20) of Vienna, VA was traveling north when the Honda crested a small hill and lost control.  The Honda went off the roadway right and crashed into a tree.  The passenger Cole McDaniel (20) of Eliot, ME suffered a head injury and was transported by ambulance to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.  Jorgenson was also transported by ambulance to be checked for possible injuries.  Speed appears to be the primary contributing factor to the crash.  No indications that alcohol was a contributing factor. Both driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts.  The airbags were deployed.   Maine State Police were assisted at the crash scene by the Orland Fire Department and Bucksport Fire/Ambulance and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.  Deputy Jacob Day reconstructed the crash. 


The crash is currently under investigation.  Any questions can be directed to Trooper Ramp at the Bangor RCC 207-973-3700.

Sidney Crash

Sidney Crash 1Multiple people were hospitalized with minor injuries after two vehicles collided Saturday morning in Sidney. 

On Sept 7, 2019,at approximately 11:30 a.m., Michael Moore, 74, of Texas, was operating his 2017 white GMC pickup and hauling a travel trailer southbound on Interstate 95 near mile marker 120 in Sidney.  Moore advised that he was diabetic and had blacked out while driving.  Moore and his passenger/wife Susan Moore, 68, drifted over into the passing lane and collided with Janet Arthur, 60, from Tennessee, in her 2007 Infiniti.  The two vehicles went off the road into the median where the pickup truck and camper then rolled over the sedan and came to rest.  

Sidney Crash 2Arthur’s passengers Linda Overvay, 55, and Barbera Knigge, 53, all from Tennessee, were transported to Augusta Maine General for minor injuries.  The Moores were also transported to Augusta for minor injuries and their two dogs were taking by the Animal Control Officer.  Multiple agencies responding to the scene and the passing lane was shut down for approximately 2 hours.   

Cherryfield Crash

Maine State Police responded to Cherryfield to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Department with a two vehicle personal injury crash on the Willey District Road in Cherryfield involving one of their cruisers.  Washington County Deputy Toni Bridges, 22 of East Machias, was travelling on the Willey District Road in Cherryfield towards Route 193 when a vehicle operated by Orlando Monge, 51 of Harrington, was headed the opposite direction and collided head on with Deputy Bridges.  Deputy Bridges was in full uniform and operating a 2018 fully marked Ford Explorer and was on routine patrol at the time and the cruiser sustained front end damage.  Monge was operating a red 1995 Chevy Camero which rolled and is considered a total loss.  Deputy Bridges and Monge were transported by ambulance to local hospitals for head injuries which were not life threatening.  Both operators were wearing seatbelts.  An accident reconstruction team was sent to the scene.  Trooper Caleb McGary is the primary investigator for the crash.  Evidence at the scene suggested alcohol use by Monge and a blood test for alcohol was obtained from both operators as is typical of a serious injury crash.  Possible criminal charges are pending.  Troopers on the scene were assisted by Washington SO, Hancock SO, Maine Marine Patrol, Milbridge PD, Gouldsboro PD, Cherryfield Fire Department and Cherryfield Ambulance.  Any witnesses to this crash should contact the Maine State Police for Trooper Caleb McGary at 207-973-3700.


Trenton CrashOn Aug. 14, 2019,  at approximately 8:45 a.m.,  Maine State Police from Troop J responded to the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton for a three vehicle crash.


Investigation revealed that a Buick Sedan driven by Ashot Tadevosyan, 59 of Bangor, had crossed the centerline and struck the rear driver quarter panel of a vehicle driving North. Ashot’s vehicle then crossed back over the centerline and struck the Southbound guardrail.  After striking the guardrail Ashot’s vehicle then crossed over the centerline again and struck an Audi SUV head on and went off the road on the Northbound side. Ashot suffered minor injuries in the crash and was having a medical issue.


The occupants of the other vehicles were not injured. The road was open to one lane while the crash was investigated.


All occupants were wearing their seatbelts.


Medway Fatal
A Medway woman was killed in a crash on I-95 in Mattamiscontis.

UPDATE: State Police say the driver involved in a fatal crash that killed his wife over the weekend has been charged with drug possession.  Troopers arrested 31 year old Joshua Bell early Saturday morning following his release from EMMC in Bangor.


Troopers say they found heroin and methamphetamine at the crash site on I-95 near Lincoln Friday night and they are now investigating whether drugs played a role in the fatal crash.   Bell has been held at the Penobscot County Jail and will make his first court appearance Tuesday.


He lost control of his pickup truck in the southbound lane and it overturned Friday night  His wife , Stephanie, died at the crash site.  Bell is charged with unlawful possession of drugs. 



Maine State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash Friday evening in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 in Mattamiscontis Township, near Lincoln.  State troopers responded to mile marker 226, just before 7 pm.  Joshua Bell, 31, of Medway, was operating a 1999 Ford Ranger when he drifted off the passing lane into the median, over-corrected and the pickup overturned, coming to rest on its side, blocking both lanes.  Bell’s wife, 36 year old Stephanie Bell, was not wearing her seatbelt. She was thrown out of the truck as it overturned and died at the scene. Joshua Bell was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.


Assisting troopers were Lincoln Fire & EMS, Howland EMS, Penobscot Sheriff’s Deputies, East Millinocket Police, and the Maine Department of Transportation. 


The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety says 95 people have been killed in traffic crashes this year, compared to 78 deaths a year earlier. A key factor in this year’s increase is motorcycle deaths.  There have been 20 motorcycle deaths this year, compared to 23 deaths for all of 2018. 

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