Troy crash sends two to hospital

Posted Feb. 09, 2009, at 10 p.m.

TROY, Maine — Two men were hospitalized with broken bones after a head-on collision on Bagly Hill Road on Sunday morning.

Devon Ricker, 21, of Jackson received treatment for facial fractures, and Terry Carrier, 40, of Plymouth, the driver of the other vehicle, received treatment for a dislocated hip and broken ribs.

Waldo County Deputy Gene Rega said Ricker apparently fell asleep at the wheel of a 1994 Ford Ranger pickup truck at 6 a.m. and strayed into the lane of a 1998 Dodge pickup driven by Carrier. Rega said Carrier attempted to swerve right to avoid a collision but the two trucks collided driver side to driver side.

“They struck pretty hard,” Riga said Monday. “The force of the collision broke the frames on both trucks.”

Ricker, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by private vehicle, and Carrier was taken to EMMC by Unity Ambulance Service. Both trucks were declared total losses.

The value of the Dodge was estimated at $5,000 and the Ford was valued at $1,000.

Carrier was summoned for an expired registration and expired inspection sticker.

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