NOBLEBORO, Maine — Two people suffered broken bones and a third was injured Monday morning during a single-vehicle crash on East Pond Road. Police suspect that speed and alcohol were factors in causing the crash.
Firefighters and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 11:45 a.m. to the crash and found a 2007 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck on its roof, according to a release from Lt. Rand Maker of the sheriff’s office.
Cody Beaucage, 18, of Jefferson was apparently headed south on East Pond Road when he lost control while negotiating a curve, causing the vehicle to end up in a ditch after striking several large granite blocks. The truck then rolled over and came to rest on its roof.
Jefferson and Nobleboro firefighters, as well as a local contractor operating an excavator, worked for an hour to extricate Beaucage and the front-seat passenger, Kenneth Snyder of Jefferson, from the truck. A 17-year-old from Jefferson also was in the back seat of the truck at the time of the crash.
All three occupants of the truck were taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. Beaucage and the teen were treated for broken bones and internal injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Snyder’s injuries were less serious and included a complaint of pain in his shoulder and arm, according to the release.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Maine State Police closed East Pond Road in the area of the accident for nearly four hours while they reconstructed the crash.
Once the investigation is complete, the sheriff’s office and Lincoln County District Attorney’s office will determine whether charges will be filed.