EAGLE LAKE, Maine — Two men were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Route 11 on Thursday morning, according to a Maine State Police press release.
Dustin Bouchard, 27, of Winterville was northbound before 6:45 a.m. in a 2006 Ford pickup owned by the Department of Conservation while Travis Powers, 19, of Presque Isle was southbound in a 2009 Ford pickup that was owned by Irving Woodlands. Bouchard’s pickup reportedly hydroplaned on the wet roadway and he lost control, going across the road and striking Powers’ vehicle head-on.
Both Bouchard and Powers had to be extricated from their vehicles by Eagle Lake Fire Department emergency personnel using the Jaws of Life. Bouchard suffered internal injuries and was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent in stable condition.
Powers suffered serious internal injuries and broken bones and was taken to NMMC in critical condition. He later was flown to EMMC in Bangor for further treatment.
Both vehicles are considered a total loss. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts and their air bags deployed. The crash remains under investigation.
State police Trooper Chris Cyr, Trooper Shawn Whalen and Sgt. Brian Harris went to the scene of the crash.