June 21, 2018
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Icy roads contribute to 2 Dexter accidents


DEXTER, Maine — Icy road conditions contributed to two accidents Wednesday.

Christopher Darner, 33, of Bangor, lost control of his vehicle at 9:40 a.m. on Route 94 and it ended up in the ditch, according to Cpl. Kevin Wintle of the Dexter Police Department.

Wintle said Darner, who was eastbound, was wearing a seat belt and suffered bumps and bruises in the crash. His vehicle, a 1998 Jeep, had extensive damage.

Florence Lamoureux, 55, of Dexter, lost control of her northbound 2002 Chevrolet Tracker at 10:20 a.m. on Route 23 and it collided nearly head-on with a vehicle driven by Larry Cookson, 56, of Parkman, Wintle said. Lamoureux, who was alone in the vehicle, suffered bumps and cuts. Her vehicle was extensively damaged, he said.

Cookson and his passenger, wife Valerie, 58, suffered cuts and bruises, Wintle said. Lamoureux and the Cooksons, who were wearing seat belts, were treated by ambulance personnel at the scene. The Cooksons’ late-model Toyota pickup was demolished, according to Wintle.

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