May 21, 2018
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Crash on Route 11 sends two motorists to hospital

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff

TOWNSHIP 14 RANGE 6, Maine — A single-vehicle accident on Route 11 sent a mother and her son to the hospital early Monday morning, according to information released late Monday evening by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2004 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Travis Caron, 19, of Fort Kent was traveling north around 5 a.m. when the vehicle left the road about one mile south of Soucy Hill, 10 miles south of Eagle Lake, and hit a tree, pinning Caron in the vehicle, according to the release.

Travis’ mother, Linda Caron, 45, also of Fort Kent, was a passenger in the car.

Travis Caron’s father, Glen Caron, no age given, was traveling behind the Suburban in a separate vehicle at the time of the accident and immediately called 911.

Rescue crews from Eagle Lake and Ashland went to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to remove Travis Caron from the vehicle.

Both Travis and Linda Caron were taken by ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries and were listed in stable condition on Monday afternoon, according to the release.

The vehicle was declared a total loss.

The accident remains under investigation by Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Kris Malmborg, who was assisted at the scene by Eagle Lake Fire and Rescue, Ambulance Service Inc., the Ashland ambulance service, Ashland Fire and Rescue and Saucier’s Towing Service.

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