Driver sought in near collision on Conant Road

15 years ago
By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle believed to be involved in forcing a Mapleton woman off the Conant Road on July 11.     “On July 11 at approximately 8:10 a.m. Mary Kay Moreau, 39, of Mapleton, was driving west on the Conant Road, just west of the Allen Road. Moreau met a burgundy colored, smaller and older model pick-up truck with possibly two red stripes down the side (of the truck) traveling east on the Conant Road,” said Sgt. Joey Seeley, of the Presque Isle Police Department.
    According to Seeley, the pick-up truck drifted off the pavement on the right side of the road, then overcorrected and came back onto the pavement, crossing the center line of the roadway.
    “The unknown vehicle started braking but Moreau had to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision and ended up driving into the ditch on the right-hand side of the road,” said Seeley.
    The unknown vehicle left the scene, Seeley said.
    Moreau, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor head and neck injuries but refused transportation to The Aroostook Medical Center. Her vehicle, a two-door 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, sustained approximately $2,000 in damage and was towed from the scene by T.A. Service, of Presque Isle.
    Crown Ambulance, the Presque Isle Fire Department, Officer Larry Fickett of the PIPD and Trooper Rob Flynn of the Maine State Police responded and assisted at the scene.
    Seeley is hoping someone will come forward with information that will help locate the other driver.
    “Any help from the public is always welcome. Anyone who travels that road and is familiar with this vehicle should contact us at the PIPD, especially if they witnessed anything that morning,” said Seeley.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact 764-4476.