June 23, 2018
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2 injured when car collides with plow truck head-on in New Vineyard

By Donna M. Perry, Sun Journal

NEW VINEYARD, Maine — A 61-year-old man and a teenager were injured Wednesday morning on Route 27 when a car and a plow truck collided head-on near Our Village Market, formerly known as My Wife’s Place, Franklin County Sheriff Cpl. Stephen Charles said.

Shermaine L. McDonald II, 17, of Farmington, driving a car, was heading north and Douglas P. Nile, 61, of New Vineyard, was driving a plow truck south when McDonald swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle waiting to turn into the market, crossed the center line and struck the plow truck head-on, Charles said.

Weather conditions of snow and slush were a factor in the 6:32 a.m. head-on collision, he said.

Nile was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital by a NorthStar Emergency Medical Service ambulance with a minor head injury, Charles said. McDonald was transported by private vehicle to FMH with a wrist injury, he said.

Both were treated and released, FMH spokeswoman Jill Gray said.

Charles said he will issue McDonald a traffic summons for a suspension violation. McDonald’s license was administratively suspended, he said. It is not a criminal charge.

McDonald’s 2008 Dodge sedan was totaled, Charles said. Nile’s 1995 GMC plow truck received extensive damage to the plow and front end.


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