Single-vehicle crash in Blaine sends two people to hospital

3 years ago

BLAINE, Maine — A single-vehicle crash in Blaine on Sunday evening resulted in serious but non-life-threatening injuries for both the driver and passenger, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a call that reported a vehicle crash on the East Blaine Road. Deputy Sheriff Michael DeLena found that Zachary Crouch, 20, of Mars Hill had been traveling south in his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

The truck then veered off the roadway and rolled over several times before stopping in a field, according to a report released by the Sheriff’s Office.

Crouch and a 17-year-old passenger, whose identity was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, were transported to Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital with “extensive but non-life threatening injuries.” They were later transferred to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for further treatment.

Though the report notes that the crash is still under investigation, a preliminary investigation has found that speed and alcohol were “likely contributing factors” to the crash. Neither passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the truck was later towed due to “disabling damage.”

DeLena was assisted at the crash scene by Central Aroostook Ambulance Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Presque Isle Fire Department and the Mars Hill Fire Department.