Thomaston man injured in head-on crash in Rockland

Posted March 15, 2013, at 11:14 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Thomaston man was hospitalized Thursday after veering into and striking an oncoming Pepsi delivery truck.

Local emergency crews responded around 11 a.m. to the head-on crash on the Payne Avenue section of Route 1 in Rockland.

Rockland police said a car driven by 36-year-old Gresham Williams of Thomaston was heading west toward Thomaston when it veered into the oncoming lane.

The driver of a Pepsi delivery truck — Dustin Creamer, 36, of Augusta — attempted to avoid the crash by pulling over to the breakdown lane but Williams’ vehicle kept drifting and struck the truck, according to police.

The careening car then accelerated until it struck a small tree, where it kept revving until the engine died, police reported.

Williams was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with unspecified injuries. His car was destroyed. Damage to the truck was estimated at $9,000.

No information was available on the possible cause of the crash.