Truck crash in Jefferson seriously injures two passengers

Posted March 13, 2013, at 5:44 p.m.

JEFFERSON, Maine — Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are awaiting results of a blood test on a Waldoboro man who crashed his truck on Goose Hill Road on Tuesday night, seriously injuring two of his four passengers.

Matthew P. Springer, 23, was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck south on Goose Hill Road at 9:28 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and his pickup struck a utility pole, according to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Springer was treated at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta and released.

Of his four passengers, two — Travis Condon, 22, of Washington, who was apparently riding unrestrained in the truck bed, and Felichia Glidden, 19, of Washington, who was riding unrestrained in the passenger part of the truck — were taken first to Miles Memorial Hospital and later to Maine Medical Center with serious injuries. Condon was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon, while Glidden is in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Their conditions were not available late Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher Benner, 20, of Damariscotta was in the passenger portion of the truck, but was not wearing a seat belt. Benner and possibly other occupants of the truck were ejected during the crash. However, Benner and Brandon Maddocks, 18, of Washington — who was also riding in the truck bed — reported no injuries.

Police said they suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash and are awaiting results of blood tests on Springer.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies remained at the crash site for more than three hours to conduct an initial investigation and preserve evidence, the release states. They were back at the scene Wednesday.

The investigation will continue Thursday.

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