Driver airlifted after three-vehicle crash in Corinna

A Saturn station wagon is hooked to the back of a tow truck after being involved in a three-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Corinna on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Alex Barber | BDN
A Saturn station wagon is hooked to the back of a tow truck after being involved in a three-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Corinna on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 09, 2012, at 2:07 p.m.

CORINNA, Maine — A three-vehicle accident in front of K&J Auto Sales on Thursday led to a man being airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and the closure of Route 7. The road was reopened at about 1:30 p.m.

Just before noon, a blue Saturn station wagon driven by Joseph Husvar, 55, of Corinna was traveling southbound on Route 7 when it crossed the centerline on the straight stretch of road, said Maine State Police Trooper Trevor Snow.

“For as of yet undetermined reasons, he drifted over the centerline,” said Snow.

Husvar clipped a black sport utility vehicle driven by Todd Walker, 43, of Gorham and hit the pop-up camper Walker was hauling. Husvar then hit a full-size Dodge pickup driven by James Sinclair, 48, of Corinna nearly head-on, said Snow.

Husvar was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to EMMC. A hospital spokesman said Husvar was in fair condition at 2:30 p.m.

Snow said Sinclair suffered minor injuries and his passengers had no injuries. Walker and his family, who were headed to Dover-Foxcroft, were not injured.

“A guy coming at us came into our lane, we swerved, but the camper doesn’t move as quickly, and he hit the camper and then he hit the truck behind us,” said Renee Walker of Gorham, who was a passenger in the SUV. “[The truck behind us] was in pretty bad shape. It happened really fast.”

Renee Walker said she and her family, which included children, were on their way to Peaks-Kenny State Park.

“We were almost there,” she said, adding that the camper was totaled.

Snow said Trooper Jarod Stedman, Dexter police and the Corinna Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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