Four-car pileup sends one to the hospital

17 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – A four-car pileup August 28 sent a Van Buren woman to the hospital with minor injuries.
The accident occurred between the Craig and Maysville roads at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the southbound lane of Route 1. Construction work was under way in that area at the time, with traffic stopped waiting to be flagged through.     “The first three vehicles were traveling south, waiting to be flagged on by construction workers. The driver of the fourth vehicle came along and didn’t notice the others weren’t moving,” said Sgt. Laurie Kelly of the Presque Isle Police Department. “The fourth vehicle struck the third vehicle, causing a chain reaction.”
Vehicles involved included: car one, a  2007 Toyota four-door driven by Tim Crowley, 54, of Caribou; car two, a 2000 Toyota pickup driven by Lucas Jarrett, 18, of Fort Kent; car three, a 2005 Ford two-door driven by Cynthia Duplissie, 50, of Van Buren; and car four, a 2005 GMC pickup, driven by Jason Trask, 18, of Brewer.
Duplissie was transported to Cary Medical Center by Crown Ambulance for treatment of a neck injury. The other drivers were uninjured.
The vehicles sustained varying degrees of damage. Trask’s truck sustained approximately $5,000 in damage, Jarrett’s sustained about $1,800, Crowley’s around $1,000, with Duplissie’s sustaining the most damage estimated at around $12,000.
No charges are pending in connection with the accident.
Officer Brian McQuarrie, of the PIPD, was the investigating officer at the scene. He was assisted by Kelly, who handled traffic control, and the Presque Isle Fire Department.