Failure to yield cause of accident
WINTERVILLE, Maine — Four people were injured Sept. 10, 2014 in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of the Aroostook and South Quimby roads.
“State Police were called to a two-vehicle crash on the Aroostook Road in Winterville Plantation around 6:20 p.m. on Sept. 10,” said Sgt. Josh Haines, Maine State Police. Trooper Dan Marquis served as lead investigator of the accident.
According to Haines, the subsequent investigation showed that 76-year-old Rodney Madore, of Eagle Lake, was traveling on the South Quimby Road in his 2008 Hyundai SUV, approaching the intersection of the Aroostook Road. Kole Walker, 16, of Fort Kent, was operating his 2005 GMC truck northbound on the Aroostook Road.
“Madore failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by Walker. Madore and his passenger, 78-year-old Joan Dow, of Eagle Lake, and Walker and his passenger, 17-year-old Zachary Dionne, also of Fort Kent, all sustained injuries and were transported via ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. Dow was later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor,” said Haines.
No additional information on Dow’s condition was available at presstime.
Both vehicles had extensive damage and were towed from the scene. Assisting agencies included: Eagle Lake Ambulance, Fort Kent Ambulance, Eagle Lake Fire Department and Deputy Pete Johnson of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.