SLUG: Castleacci. GOES WITH LYNDS STORY. On 10-25-2010 at approx. 8:20 P.M. the State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Rt. 163 in Castle Hill, involving an Ashland man. 28-year-old Jason Durand of Ashland was traveling east on Rt. 163 in Castle Hill when his vehicle, crossed into the westbound lane and left the roadway. The 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee struck a culvert in the driveway of Gerald Mcglinn and became airborne striking a tree and a vehicle belonging to Mcglinn. Durand remained pinned in the vehicle. Mapleton Fire and rescue responded to the scene. The Jaws of Life were necessary to extricate Durand. He was transported to TAMC by Crown ambulance the transferred to Eastern Maine Medical center with extensive trauma to his legs. Durand's vehicle sustained extensive damage, considered to be a total loss. Damage to Mcglinn's vehicle and property is estimated to be $5000. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Trooper Dennis Quint is the primary investigating officer. (Photo courtesy of Maine State Police)
CASTLE HILL, Maine — A 28-year-old Ashland man was seriously injured Monday night in a crash on Route 163 in the central Aroostook town of Castle Hill.
Jason Durand of Ashland was traveling east about 8:20 p.m. on Route 163 in Castle Hill when he lost control of his 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, crossed into the westbound lane and left the roadway, according to Maine State Police Sgt. Tom Pelletier.
The SUV struck a culvert in the driveway of Gerald Mcglinn and became airborne before striking a tree and a vehicle belonging to Mcglinn, according to Pelletier. Durand remained pinned in the vehicle. Mapleton Fire Rescue responded and used the Jaws of Life to extricate Durand.
He was taken to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle by Crown Ambulance and then transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with extensive trauma to his legs, according to Pelletier. The hospital provided no information about his condition later Tuesday.
Durand’s vehicle had extensive damage and was considered a total loss. Damage to Mcglinn’s vehicle and property was estimated to be $5,000.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Trooper Dennis Quint.