May 24, 2019
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Man in serious condition after Augusta crash

Augusta Fire Department | BDN
Augusta Fire Department | BDN
A South China man is in serious condition at a Portland hospital following a Monday crash in Augusta.

A South China man is in serious condition at a Portland hospital after he crashed his truck in Augusta on Monday evening.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Christopher Booher, 39, was driving west on North Belfast Avenue, also known as Route 3, near Conservation Drive and Cross Hill Road about 5 p.m. when his 2006 Chevy left the road, struck a tree and caught on fire.

Booher’s truck crashed in front of the North Belfast Avenue home of Margaret Haskell and her husband, Timothy, and the two pulled Booher from the truck, which became engulfed in flames by the time first responders arrived, according to the Kennebec Journal.

“Had [Timothy Haskell] not pulled him out of the vehicle, the situation may have been completely different,” Augusta Deputy Fire Chief Dave Groder told the Kennebec Journal. “In our eyes, the gentleman and his wife are true heroes in this situation.”

Booher was still listed in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Tuesday, the newspaper reports.

The crash remains under investigation.

 



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