Comments for: Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Milbridge

Posted July 01, 2012, at 11:34 a.m.
Last modified July 01, 2012, at 3:02 p.m.

MILBRIDGE | A 21-year-old Milbridge man died Saturday night from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash on Wyman Road in that town. According to a statement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office prepared by Lt. Travis Willey, Jared Dorr died at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he …

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  • Anonymous

    How many people need to lose their life at such young ages for their peers to learn that it isn’t very smart to drink and drive, let along drink, drive, and speed.

    • You might want to throw in doing all of the above without a seat belt on as well, at least according to the article.   Very sorry for the Dorr family as well as the Fickett and Redimarker families – prayers and condolences going out for all involved and impacted by yet another fatal accident….

  • Anonymous

    what a shame another young life snuffed out because of speed and alcohol!! young fellas these days have no control anyways,then add a bunch of booze, they think there ten feet tall an bulletproof. its a hard way for his peers to learn a lesson that when you`ve been drinkin dont get behind the wheel an DRIVE!!!! RIP young man. prayers to the family and community.

    • Anonymous

      ” young fellas these days have no control anyways”,sorry that has never changed.Add booze and what ever generation you came from you feel indestructible.Been there done that,survived the accident to go 20 years without a drop of alcohol.Praying the ones that survived will relay the message of how deadly alcohol is and that the victims family some day will find peace.

    • Anonymous

      young fellas these days have no control anyways,then add a bunch of booze, they think there ten feet tall an bulletproof….”these days” ?? It’s been going on for many, many years. Very tragic .

  • Anonymous

    Sad that there were 3 people in that vehicle and neither one of  them were smart enough to say hey maybe we shouldn’t be driving.

    • “living young and wild and free”  … RIP Mr. Dorr. The parents / family are going to be the true sufferers in this tragic accident

    • Anonymous

      Ever consider may of had a few too many drinks, from experience/wisdom , kind of loose your ” smart enough” , does not make you a bad person, young , n sometimes I wish I was born in horse n buggy days.

      Condolences to the families.

  • kam

    why do people think its COOL to DRINK AND DRIVE? i admit, i was young and stupid once and rode around with a boyfriend and some friends while they was all drinking on halloween 1998. NEVER AGAIN will I put myself in that situation. for some stupid reason i didnt enforce that i should drive as i was the only sober one in the vehicle. there were 5 of us in a chevy stepside truck. we were riding backroads and my boyfriend took a turn too fast and we went off the road and slammed into an embankment at mile marker 7 on the Duck Pond road in Smyrna. we could have all very easily been killed. my chest slammed into the corner of the dash and got either bruised pretty good or even possibly cracked (i never did go for an xray, all i know is it hurt pretty good just trying to take a pan of biscuits out of the oven at work). one guy bashed his knee in the dash and left a hand imprint in the dash. one guy smashed his face into the windshield and got a bloody nose. the driver smashed his chest/stomach into the steering wheel but was fine. and the other girl with us did something to her back. we were all very lucky. PLEASE PEOPLE, DONT BE IDIOTS AND THINK NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO YOU WHEN DRINKING AND DRIVING. ANYTHING CAN AND WILL HAPPEN. sometimes its called “life lessons” but you know, sometimes one suffers the fate of such choices.

  • Sectar114

    “Seat belts were not believed to have been used by any of the three occupants of the vehicle, according to the report.” … it seems I have read that a lot lately :(

  • Anonymous

    You’re only young once. You can see yourself as a future old person. Or you can see yourself as an organ donor. If you like driving under the influence, and over the speed limit, you already made your choice.

    • Anonymous

      Very true 66, and sadly the choice MAY also be made for an unlucky family unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time……..
      Condolences to the family and friends of Mr Dorr.

    • You need to keep your opinions to yourself, they are not wanted or needed!  You also commented on a similar article a few months back, “Machias woman hospitalized after hitting utility pole”. Well you wanna know something 66, I AM THAT WOMEN! And I was sober that night so before you go and judge, make sure you have all the facts straight. I am paralyzed now from my accident and will have to live with that for the rest of my life. Accidents are tragic and just that, accidents. Something that should never happen. I knew Jared Dorr and he wanted to watch his son grow up, and he wanted to grow old with the love of his life. Your comment is wrong. You never see yourself as an “organ donor”.

      • Anonymous

        They are called a crash for a reason, because they can be prevented some how. 

    • Anonymous

      Everyone sees themself as a future older person…….and most people see themselves as organ donors. You check that box off on your license application. I’m sure people don’t wake up in the mornig and say to themself, “I think I’ll be an organ donor today.” Your choice of words are a little to be desired.

  • Anonymous

    This is very sad. The state of Maine is well on its way for breaking a record this year in traffic deaths and it is one we don’t need to break. People DON”T DRINK AND DRIVE!

    • Not even just this year there were so many in the month of June! Condolences to his family and to the other two who were in the truck as well I am sure they are taking it quite rough.

  • R.I.P Jared. I’ve heard from many people that you were a fine young man. I just hope this situation saves so many of your friends from bad decisions they may have made in the future. Unfortunately the only way for people to realize the seriousness is from experience. I know that you are dearly loved and missed. Accidents happen everyday when least expected so always buckle up <3

  • Lewis Tracy

    So much for the article a couple days ago talking about how DUI arrests were down 25% in the state of  Maine.  This is at least the third young person in less than a month to have lost their life to drinking and driving.  Those are just the fatalities. There have been plenty of other articles about intoxicated drivers getting into accidents.  Those are the ones that have  been reported that are known about.  That tells me that in spite of the reduction in arrests there hasn’t really been a reduction in the number of intoxicated drivers.  My condolences to all involved.

  • Anonymous

    Booze, speed, no seatbelts…I feel so safe on the roads nowadays :|

  • Anonymous

    It is truly sad for such a fine young man to be killed so young over an obviously foolish decision as to drive in that condition….But I still think it should be my decision whether or not to wear a seatbelt….If it is against the law for me to ride in my truck with no seatbelt, then a motorcycle should not be even allowed on the highway and their not even required to have a helmet on….Come on now, lets be fair !

  • Anonymous

    These ambulances passed me last night on my way home. One on theHancock side of the bridge and two more by the Sullivan Fire Station. Each were being followed by private cars with their emergency flashers on. My heart goes out to their families. I am so sorry this happened.

  • Anonymous

    I tell my son, a newly minted driver, that he needs to exercise the same care and restraint with his car as he does when target shooting. A car, I tell him, is a 3000 pound gun.  Handle accordingly.
    My heart goes out to the families of these three young men. Please, young people: Do not throw away your lives in a moment of rash action and poor judgment. Life is very, very dear — and terribly fragile.

  • No matter if they were drinking and driving someone died and two were injured show some respect people seriously! no it wasnt a smart decision but it happened! dont bash them for making a mistake im pretty sure them and their families are dealing with enough right now! 

    • Anonymous

      Jessica, it is a terrible thing to have happen, indeed.  Hopefully folks voicing that it was a tragedy of the young men’s own making will cause others to take just a moment longer and make better decisions.  The three individuals in that truck  agreed to the choice made.  No one commenting on that poor choice means to take anything away from the fact that there are people grieving and hurt.  

      Another vehicle on the road may have had no way to circumvent the tragedy if they were unfortunate enough to have been caught in it.  The big picture is that anyone drunk driving is making decisions for us, without our consent.

  • Anonymous

    I see stories like this a lot and it’s a crying shame that so many young lives are lost on speeding, alcohol and drugs. I know there wasn’t any drugs mentioned in this news article but I am speaking about the many accidents that I have read and heard about. My condolences go out to the families involved. I wish other young people would learn from these horrid events.

  • Anonymous

    What is maine’s law on getting drawing blood? If they didn’t know who the driver was, how do they determine who’s blood they are going to draw? I really dont know the answer. 

    • B

      Can not answer that, but in this case they know who was driving, they knew at the scene just has not been released to the public.

      • Anonymous

        ahh ok. I am only familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). You dont own your blood the government does so if they wanted all three they would have just taken it to preserve it for court at a later date if needed.  Thanks B

        • Anonymous

          talking about blood alcohal my son was killed 5 years ago by a drunk driver , she was not tested at the scene but 4 hours later was tested at ellsworth at 0.7, and she stil drives got away free all felony charges dropped , see why I dont trust the law enforcement it can be tristed in different circumstances to benefit any favored person. and I remember back in october when I was the victom of acused of stealing a ladder in handcock and punching an of duty officer , who came running towards me swearing and hollering like an imature person n, he did not act like a handcock deputy sherriff thats for sure , because a true honest person could have seen that I could have mistaken his small trailer load of garbage bags and the ladder could have been garbage or trash it was at the end of his drive way and there were other houses up that lane , but he came at me instead of staying at a distance calling state police or handcock county , he also told me to get to fk out of there 5to 6 tim es  . if he ha dused his training he could have prevented the whole mess . he wNTED ME TO RUN SO THEY COULD CATCH ME ON MY WAY HOME BUT i STAYED THERE . i AM NOT A THEIVE . but alcohal kills I wish my grandchildren could still have there father to bring them up but never will happen only memorie s an dpictures , are all they have .. I also used to drink back when I was 23 and drank some 20 years now I hate to see any one drink , it is like playing rushian rulete, and all these 5 hour and monster drinks will be hard on the nervouse systems and will be a lot of sick anxiaty along with heart problems .and young people can drink theses so they will be nothing but a bunch of nerves sooner or later or dead. well we all have to die some how , I am also but I lucke dout and quit smoking and drinking but still I will die some how some day . I know that life is full of surprises and difficultys and we tend to follow our peers and others that lead us into different circumstances , I no how thes family feels there is nothing any more heart wrenching than to hear of a son or daughter when they knock on the door and tell you what has happened. I am sorry to hear of this it brings back the nite of our horror  . we live with it every day , it could have been prevented but he lost his life   because of some one drinking and speeding and driving drunk .
          ARTHUR SMITH SR.
          STEUBEN ME.

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