April 20, 2018
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Pickups collide at Orrington intersection

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ORRINGTON, Maine — Three people, including a 17-year-old boy, escaped major injury Monday evening after two pickup trucks collided at an Orrington intersection, police said.

The teenager, whose name was not released, failed to come to a stop at the intersection of Johnson Mill Road and Dow Road. His vehicle was broadsided by Seth Prescott, 25, of Stockton Springs, according to Sgt. James Kennedy of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Kennedy said the teenager was struck on the driver’s side door as Prescott was driving along the Dow Road. The teen’s Ford Ranger rolled onto its side and into a ditch, while Prescott’s F-150 stayed upright.

The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m., the sergeant said. Both drivers and Prescott’s passenger, Neil Morrill, 31, of Orrington were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Air bags also deployed in Prescott’s truck.

Kennedy said all three were lucky to escape major injury, particularly the teenager, who complained of cuts and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment.

Morrill was also transported to the Bangor hospital for his injuries, which also weren’t considered serious, the sergeant said. Prescott did not require a trip to the hospital.

Both pickups were demolished in the crash, Kennedy said. It’s possible the teenager could be cited for running a stop sign, he added.

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