June 24, 2018
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Benton man taken to hospital after crash in Newport

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

NEWPORT, Maine — A single-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon resulted in a Benton man being taken to a local hospital, according to Newport police.

Kenneth Brown, 26, was heading northbound on Route 7 when his vehicle went into a ditch along the right side of the road, said Cpl. David Wintle. Police received the call at 12:21 p.m.

“He went into the ditch for about 200 feet before coming to rest,” said Wintle. “He rode in the ditch for a while, then went up over a driveway and came to a rest.”

Brown complained of pain and had some small abrasions, said Wintle. Brown was the only occupant in the vehicle.

He was taken by ambulance to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman.

“It’s unknown why [Brown ended up in the ditch],” said Wintle. “He doesn’t remember the accident at all.”

Brown’s 1994 GMC pickup was totaled, said Wintle. He was hauling an open trailer with some miscellaneous yard items on board.

The Newport Fire Department and SVH ambulance assisted at the scene. There are no charges pending, said Wintle.

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