Clifton Crash

Logging truck rollover on Route 9 in CliftonUPDATE: Route 9 has reopened.

The Maine State Police out of Troop E are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at 1:10 a.m. on December 16, 2020, shutting down all travel on Route 9 in Clifton. 

State Police were dispatched to a roll-over crash involving several vehicles, and a log truck that rolled over blocking Route 9.  Troopers investigating the crash determined Jay Preston, 30, of Dennysville, Maine, and driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado on a suspended driver’s license, crossed the centerline, striking a 2000 Western Star tractor-trailer unit operated by Rodney Tolman, 56, of Amherst, Maine.  Preston was critically injured in the crash and needed to be extricated by Fire Personnel from Eddington and Holden before he was transported by Northern Light Ambulance to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  

Troopers expect Route 9 to remain closed for several hours while crews clear the roadway, and for a team of state police reconstructionist to complete their scene investigation.   Troopers are urging motorists to seek alternative routes as this crash will impact morning commuter traffic.

This is the only information available at this time.  

Anyone with information about this incident should call at 207-973-3700 x9.

The Maine State Police was assisted by the Maine DOT, Maine DEP, Brewer Ambulance, Eddington Fire, Amherst Fire, and Holden Fire. 

Clifton Burglary

On Nov. 30, 2020,  at approximately 10:51 a.m., Troopers from Troop E responded to the Clifton Store in Clifton for a report of a suspicious vehicle. 

Upon arrival, troopers made contact with Jessica Sinclair, 34, of Franklin, and Neil Brown, 29, of Mount Vernon. During the course of the investigation, a K9 track was conducted, which led to a nearby residence that had been burglarized. 

Sinclair and Brown were both arrested and charged with Burglary, Class B, and Theft By Unauthorized Taking or Transfer, Class B. Sinclair and Brown were both transported to the Penobscot County Jail. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

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