3 drivers crash after losing control of vehicles on ice

Posted Dec. 30, 2009, at 9:31 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Icy road conditions and drifting snow contributed to two accidents on the Milo Road Tuesday evening.

Zachary Marshall, 18, of the Dover-Foxcroft area, lost control of his 2000 Ford Explorer at about 9:30 p.m. on Milo Road. Marshall had been traveling toward Milo when he struck a patch of ice near Ladd Road and lost control of his vehicle. It ran over an embankment and struck several small trees, according to Investigator Dave Wilson of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department.

Marshall was taken to the hospital by his parents for a checkup after the accident, Wilson said. The Ford Explorer was demolished. Marshall was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Wilson said.

About an hour earlier, Wilson had investigated another accident on Milo Road. Cynthia Richards, 55, of Medford, lost control of her vehicle near the four corners intersection. Wilson said Richards’ 1998 GMC Jimmy struck a patch of ice and spun around into the opposite lane, landing soon afterward on its side in a ditch. Richards, who was wearing her seat belt, was not injured. The vehicle ended up with a flat tire and broken side mirror, according to the officer.

Sebec firefighters assisted Wilson at the two accidents.

On Wednesday, Wilson went to a rollover on Blaine Avenue in Guilford. Lurline Arco, 62, of Greenville, was traveling toward Willimantic at about 3:30 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle on an ice-covered hill, Wilson said. The 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche spun around in the road, struck a ditch and rolled onto its roof. Arco was wearing her seat belt and was not injured, he said. Her vehicle had about $5,000 in damage.

Guilford firefighters assisted at the Guilford accident.

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