Morning crash in Baldwin hospitalizes two, sets truck ablaze

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, at 3:22 p.m.

BALDWIN, Maine — Two men were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in Baldwin Wednesday morning that set a box truck ablaze, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, 24-year-old Tylor R. McKenzie of Hiram crossed the centerline while traveling south on Route 113 in a 1997 Pontiac and hit an oncoming 2004 box truck driven by Walter E. Stickney III, 65, of Baldwin, the sheriff’s office reported Wednesday afternoon.

As a result of the crash, the box truck caught fire, destroying the cab of the vehicle, but not before Stickney escaped with only minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

McKenzie’s vehicle came to rest against the guardrail in the southbound lane, the sheriff’s office stated. McKenzie was taken by Standish Fire & Rescue to Maine Medical Center in Portland, while Stickney was transported to Mercy Hospital, also in Portland.

The Baldwin Fire Department reportedly extinguished the box truck fire.

Route 113 was closed during much of the morning commute due to the accident, but has been reopened. A sheriff’s office announcement Wednesday afternoon stated that no charges have been filed against either driver, but that the case remains under investigation.

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