The Star-Herald

Drivers escape serious injury in three-truck collision

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A three-vehicle crash in Presque Isle on April 24 sent two people to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Several people reported the crash at around 8:30 a.m., Presque Isle Police Department Cpl. Ricky Pelletier said.  

Philip Riccioli of Presque Isle was traveling south on the Houlton Road when he went over the center line and crashed into the side of a northbound potato truck driven by Harry Marston of Washburn, police said after speaking with eyewitnesses.

The impact caused the SUV to skid and upend onto its roof. At that point, it collided head-on with an F-150 pickup that was headed north, driven by Dana Chasse of Mars Hill, Pelletier said.

Riccioli and Chasse were transported to Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital in Presque Isle with non-life-threatening injuries, Pelletier said. Marston was not injured in the crash.

Presque Isle Fire and Ambulance, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police assisted local law enforcement. Due to the crash’s severity, Presque Isle Police Officer Kyle White provided scene reconstruction.

The crash is still under investigation. 

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