Tractor-trailer hits another truck on Route 2

Posted Dec. 23, 2010, at 11:01 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 7:24 a.m.

SMYRNA, Maine — Two men escaped serious injury on Thursday evening in an accident involving two tractor-trailers on U.S. Route 2.

Maine State Police Sgt. Brian Harris said late Thursday night that the crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Duck Pond Road and Route 2.

According to Harris, Ryan Morrow, 23, of Millinocket was on Duck Pond Road approaching an intersection when he failed to stop at a stop sign. His 1996 Freightliner skidded through the intersection and across Route 2. The cab section of the vehicle struck trees and came to rest down an embankment. The trailer remained on Route 2.

The vehicle belonged to Jonathan Coburn of Winn and was loaded with hardwood logs.

As Morrow skidded through the intersection, Cory Daggett, 35, of Topsfield was traveling east on Route 2 in a 2003 Freightliner owned by Charles Daggett Inc. of Topsfield. He struck the side of Morrow’s trailer, according to Harris.

Daggett’s truck also was loaded with hardwood logs.

Harris said that neither driver was hurt. He attributed the crash to Morrow traveling too fast for road conditions and failing to yield the right of way.

High winds and blowing snow made portions of some Aroostook County roadways slick on Thursday evening.

Harris said that both vehicles had tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Traffic was down to one lane for several hours until the crash scene was cleared. Trooper Chuck Michaud and the state Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

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