Ashland man seriously injured in crash

Posted Oct. 26, 2010, at 11:47 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.

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.