Accident temporarily blocks road

12 years ago

Accident temporarily blocks road

By Kathy McCarty

Staff Writer

    TOWNSHIP 9 RANGE 5 — An accident on Route 11 south of Masardis Sept. 18 delayed traffic for a few hours, as crews worked to remove vehicles and a load of spilled logs when a passenger truck collided with a log truck.

    “On Sept. 18 at approximately 11 a.m., Trooper Jared Sylvia responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 11 in T9 R5 WELS involving a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup. Robert Sacco, 60, of Ohio, was operating his 2006 Honda pickup southbound on Route 11, followed by Mark Lake, 43, of Staceyville, who was operating a 2005 Kenworth loaded with tree-length logs owned by Qualey Ranch of Sherman,” said Sgt. Brian Harris, Maine State Police.

    The log truck driver was attempting to pass when the accident occurred.

    Lake attempted to pass the slower-moving Sacco. As he was passing, Sacco attempted to turn left into a woods road, not noticing that Lake was passing him. Sacco struck the side of Lake’s vehicle. The loaded log truck then skidded off the left side of the roadway into the ditch, strewing logs into the roadway,” said Harris.

    Both subjects were wearing their seatbelts and there were no injuries in the accident.

    “Traffic on Route 11 was limited to one lane for several hours while debris and the vehicles were cleared from the roadway. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene,” said Harris.

    Trooper Sylvia was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Harris and Troopers Dennis Quint and Jill Monahan.