Head-on collision injures two during severe storm in St. Agatha

Posted July 24, 2011, at 10:55 p.m.
Last modified July 24, 2011, at 11:11 p.m.

ST. AGATHA, Maine — Two Frenchville men were injured Sunday evening when their vehicles collided head-on on Marquis Road during a severe storm.

Both vehicles were traveling near the center of the gravel road when the accident occurred about 6:40 p.m., police said in a press release.

Brian Dechene, 27, of Frenchville was operating a 1983 GMC El Camino traveling east on the Marquis Road when he encountered the 2007 Pontiac operated by Brian Marquis, also 27, and of Frenchville, traveling west. The vehicles collided head-on near the center of the roadway in the eastbound side of the gravel road.

Both operators were transported to Northern Maine Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening, the Maine State Police reported. Marquis later was transferred to The Aroostook Medical Center. The 2007 Pontiac was owned by Paula Dumond of Frenchville. Both vehicles are considered totaled, police said.

Trooper Dan Marquis and Sgt. Tom Pelletier are investigating the accident, and reported that charges are pending against one of the drivers for operating a motor vehicle while license suspended.

Ambulances and rescue personnel form Fort Kent and St. Agatha were called to the accident scene.