MILLINOCKET, Maine — The former director of East Millinocket’s Public Works Department was released from a Bangor hospital on Saturday after a compactor truck he was driving rolled over on Brownville Road, Fire Chief Andrew Turcotte said Sunday.
Daniel Violette was headed into town when he apparently went into the soft shoulder of the road, overcorrected and rolled the vehicle about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Logs spilled from the truck, Turcotte said.
Firefighters pulled Violette from the vehicle and a Millinocket Fire Department ambulance took him to Millinocket Regional Hospital. He was stabilized and then transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Turcotte said.
“We didn’t have to use the Jaws of Life [rescue tool]. We were able to cut him out the front window and take him out of the truck that way,” Turcotte said.
Violette was conscious but slightly confused at the scene, Turcotte said.
A Millinocket police officer at the station Sunday night said he had no details on the police investigation of the incident, which he said is being handled by Detective Jerry Cox.
Millinocket police and a state police trooper with the commercial vehicle enforcement division went to the accident scene, Turcotte said.
The truck appeared to have been carrying logs that were harvested from the bottom of Quakish Lake, Turcotte said.