Cathance Township crash injures three

Posted Oct. 03, 2010, at 8:37 p.m.

CATHANCE TOWNSHIP, Maine — Three people were recovering this weekend from injures suffered late Thursday night in a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Routes 191 and 86. Cathance Township previously was named Township 14.

Maine State Trooper Staci Carpenter said Sunday that two of the three people in a 2000 GMC pickup truck were ejected in the crash. The two who were ejected are still hospitalized. The third person was treated at Calais Regional Hospital and later released.

Carpenter said the driver, Brenna Black, 18, of Calais, lost control of the truck and it rolled over several times.

Black and a passenger, Johann Hanson, 18, of Wellington, both were ejected. Black’s foot ended up trapped beneath the overturned truck. Carpenter said neither Black nor Hanson was wearing a seat belt.

A third person, Rebecca Leavitt, 21, of Calais, was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

Carpenter said the road was recently paved, and rain and fog contributed to the crash. “It was a matter of driving too fast for the road conditions,” Carpenter said Sunday. She said the people were extremely lucky that the accident wasn’t more serious.

Dennysville and Perry fire departments, as well as deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Maine State Police and three ambulances were sent to the scene.

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