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Police say high snow banks lead to Stockholm crash

STOCKHOLM, Maine — High snow banks at the Cove Road and Route 161 intersection in Stockholm contributed to a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning, according to the Maine State Police.

The accident happened at about 9:25 a.m. as Bryan Forbes, 60, of Stockholm, who was driving a 2003 Buick sedan, attempted to turn onto Route 161 from the Cove Road, according to a release sent from MSP Cpl. Dennis Quint.

High snowbanks prevented Forbes from seeing another motorist, Michael Daigle, 44, of New Canada, who was driving his 2010 Chevrolet pickup south on Route 161, and Forbes pulled out in front of Daigle, Quint reported.

Daigle was “unable to stop,” according to Quint, and the vehicles crashed, causing extensive damage.

Medical personnel from the Caribou ambulance service transported both Forbes and Daigle to Cary Medical Center in Caribou with injuries that were not considered life threatening, the corporal reported, and both vehicles were towed from the roadway.

Trooper Andrew Levesque, assisted by Trooper Ryan Kilcollins, investigated the incident, and no charges are being pressed. The release also indicated that both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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