Police said Friday morning that they identified the hit-and-run driver that critically injured a Liberty man on Pinnacle Road early Thursday morning.
Officials learned that Andrew Dinsmore, 47, of Washington, had been driving a tractor trailer in the area at the time of the crash. When officials looked at his truck, they determined that it had hit Alden Andrews, 35, according to a press release issued Friday morning by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.
The hit-and-run victim had been found injured in the road — also called Route 220 — at about 2:30 a.m. by a different motorist, who reported it to authorities. The vehicle that had struck him had left the scene, police said in the press release, adding that the crash remains under investigation.
Officials from the sheriff’s office also thanked the public for their help in locating the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.
Andrews was first taken by Liberty Rescue to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. From there, he was taken to Northern Light — Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by LifeFlight of Maine helicopter. He remains in critical condition, according to police. Among his injuries were a punctured lung, a nearly severed ankle, a lacerated spleen and multiple facial, rib, leg and pelvic fractures, according to a GoFundMe organized by Andrews’ girlfriend, Kendra Vinal.
“Your prayers are working! He continued to fight for his life and is still with us today,” she wrote Friday morning on the page.