June 21, 2018
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Ashland man injured after crash in Garfield


GARFIELD, Maine — An Ashland man suffered a possible broken arm after his vehicle collided with a loaded tractor-trailer in Garfield on Thursday.

State police Sgt. Brian Harris said Friday that the crash happened just before 4 p.m. on Realty Road.

Maurice Ryder, 73, of Ashland was westbound on the roadway in his 2012 Toyota pickup at the time. David Levesque, 32, of Fort Kent was eastbound in a 2011 Western Star tractor-trailer owned by Nadeau Trucking of St. Francis and hauling a load of logs.

The two met each other at a corner and Levesque skidded on the ice-covered roadway into the path of Ryder’s truck, and the two vehicles collided.

Ryder’s pickup had extensive damage. It was a total loss. He suffered a possible broken arm and was taken by ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle.

Levesque was not injured. Trooper Jill Monahan was assisted at the scene by members of the Ashland Police Department and Ashland Ambulance.

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