2 Aroostook County accidents leave 4 injured

Posted June 02, 2010, at 12:01 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:55 a.m.

SHERMAN, Maine — State police are investigating two accidents that occurred in Aroostook County on Saturday in which four people were injured. Charges are likely to be filed in connection with both accidents, police said.

State police Sgt. Tom Pelletier said Tuesday that the first accident took place at 10:12 a.m., when Sandra Brayall, 38, of Presque Isle was driving on Interstate 95 in Sherman.

Brayall was driving her 1998 Chevy pickup truck south when she lost control after passing another vehicle, Pelletier said. He said her pickup rolled over several times in the travel lane before coming to rest on all four wheels in the breakdown lane.

Brayall and her 17-year-old passenger were taken by Sherman Ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital. They were treated for minor injuries and released, the sergeant said.

The pickup is a total loss, according to Pelletier.

The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Tim Saucier, and charges for operating after license suspension are pending, Pelletier said.

The second crash happened at 2 p.m. on Route 161 in Allagash.

Pelletier said that Toby Hafford, 33, was westbound in a 2000 GMC pickup truck on Route 161 when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle ran off the road and struck some trees. Hafford and his passenger, 23-year-old Tonya Kelly, were able to get out of the vehicle on their own.

A passer-by took the two to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. Both were admitted for observation for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Pelletier said Tuesday that the accident remains under investigation by Trooper Dan Marquis, but that charges of operating while under the influence of alcohol are pending against Hafford.

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