RICHMOND, Maine — Three men were ejected as the car they were riding in rolled into a field along Beedle Road on Sunday just prior to the Interstate 295 overpass.
All were taken to hospitals, the driver by a LifeFlight helicopter.
Richmond police got a call Sunday at 1:35 p.m. from a Beedle Road resident reporting there had been a car rollover accident, which occurred near 808 Beedle Road.
Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said when the officer arrived he could see two occupants had been ejected and after further investigation police said all three men in the car were ejected.
The car was driven by Scott Trask, 26, of Richmond, who was air-lifted to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The two passengers in the car were Cameron Blake, 25, and Dakota Roinestad, 18 — both of Richmond.
MacMaster said the three were not wearing seat belts. The driver, Trask, sustained internal injuries and was air-lifted to the hospital. The front seat passenger, Blake was ejected about 60 feet into a field and was taken to CMMC by North East Mobile Health Services. The rear passenger, Roinestad, was ejected during the crash and the car rolled over him. He was taken to Maine General Medical Center by Topsham Rescue.
MacMaster said he believes the driver lost control of the car, which slid sideways into a guardrail and went airborne and overturned, possibly several times.
Speed is believed to be a factor but MacMaster said it is too premature to tell if alcohol was a factor or if there were other recreational drugs onboard.
The crash remains under investigation. Detective Andrew Booth from the Bath Police Department conducted a crash reconstruction, assisted by Mark McDonald from Topsham Police Department. MacMaster said there are charges pending and will probably more charges upon completion of the investigation.