4 hurt in snowplow-car collision

Posted Feb. 24, 2009, at 8:27 p.m.

BAILEYVILLE, Maine — Four people were injured Tuesday morning when a car traveling toward Calais smashed into the side of a snowplow truck at the intersection of Routes 9 and 1.

At 6:49 a.m. a state Department of Transportation plow truck driven by Donald Reynolds, 54, of Robbinston was turning left onto Route 1 at the intersection of Routes 9 and 1, near the Irving Big Stop, when it crossed in front of a 1994 Toyota Tercel driven by Annette Dana, 40, of Princeton. The car smashed into the front of the rear dual wheels on the driver’s side of the truck.

There were three passengers in the Dana car — Clay Levesque, 41, Debbie Levesque, 43, and Randy Stevens, 24, all of Princeton, said Maine State Police Trooper Jason Fowler.

Reynolds and Dana were wearing seat belts; the three passengers were not, the trooper said.

Emergency personnel were called and an extrication device was used to remove Debbie Levesque from the rear seat of the car.

Downeast EMS took all four people from the Toyota to Calais Regional Hospital.

Debbie Levesque apparently suffered head and facial injuries while the rest received “minor nonincapacitating injuries,” Fowler said.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Fowler said the truck had about $200 in damage, while the Toyota was a total loss.

The Baileyville Police and Fire departments assisted.

The incident remains under investigation.

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