Corinth teen found unconscious on Route 15

Posted July 21, 2013, at 5:58 p.m.

CORINTH, Maine — State police sought the public’s help Sunday in determining what happened to an injured 14-year-old boy found lying on Route 15.

The boy was knocked out and bleeding from a head wound when a passing motorist found him in the road just before midnight Friday and called 911, state police Lt. Wesley Hussey said.

A Mayo Regional Hospital ambulance took the boy to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The boy, whom Hussey declined to identify, remained unconscious in the intensive care unit at EMMC on Sunday.

State police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 866-2121 or 1-800-432-7381.

“We don’t know what happened to him. It [the investigation] is still in the preliminary stages right now. We don’t know if it is a hit-and-run or something else,” Hussey said Sunday. “We’ve been working on it all weekend but we haven’t made any determinations.”

Investigators have interviewed the boy’s mother to try to determine what the boy had been doing that night, Hussey said.

“He was out, that’s the most I can say. We have an indication he was on his way home, and walking,” Hussey said.