SMITHFIELD, Maine — Somerset County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left an Anson man injured Wednesday morning.

Deputies were dispatched to a gravel pit off Sand Hill Road shortly before 11 a.m., where a pickup had struck Doug Nile, 42, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster.

Witnesses told police that after a verbal confrontation between Nile and the truck’s driver, whose name was not released because he has not been charged with a crime, the driver hastily left the gravel pit and struck Nile in the process, Lancaster said.

Nile suffered chest and abdominal injuries and was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, according to Lancaster.

Later Wednesday, using information received from a resident, deputies found the truck and alleged driver, and the truck was impounded and brought to the sheriff’s department, Lancaster said.

The incident remains under investigation. E.L. Vining of Farmington was working on the gravel pit, Lancaster said.


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