Orrington man delivering BDN newspapers injured in Wesley wreck

Posted June 18, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
Last modified June 18, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.

WESLEY, Maine — An Orrington man was injured when the delivery van he was driving ran off the highway and overturned in Wesley Wednesday morning, authorities reported.

Devon Renfro, 25, was driving a 2009 Ford van east on Route 9 in foggy conditions when the truck drifted onto a soft shoulder, said Sgt. Ralph Pineo of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The van, which was carrying BDN newspapers destined for eastern Washington County, struck the end of a ditch and rolled over, coming to rest upside down in a cemetery, said Pineo.

Renfro initially was taken to Calais Regional Hospital by Downeast EMS, but was transferred later to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Renfro, an employee of Monson Transportation in Bangor, suffered a broken rib and clavicle, according to company owner Rick Monson.

Renfro was delivering BDN newspapers to Eastport and Princeton, and customers in those areas did not receive their editions Wednesday because of the accident.

The accident occurred shortly before 3:20 a.m. on top of Day Hill about 3/10-mile east of Route 192, said Pineo.

The van came to a rest about 20 feet from the highway, and Renfro was out of the vehicle by the time rescuers arrived, the sergeant said.

It was an “extremely foggy” morning, said Pineo. “It was very foggy on top of the hill,” he added.

Renfro was not charged in the accident.

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