Update: Driver located, uninjured, issued summons

Badly damaged truck found on Washington Street, no sign of driver

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Friday, November 23, 2012 - 9:30am
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A pickup truck with a crushed roof sits in the woods off outer Washington Street (Route 105) Friday morning. (Photo by Holly S. Edwards)

Story Location:
347 Washington Street
Camden  Maine  04843
United States

CAMDEN - Around 5:15 a.m. this morning, Camden police, fire and rescue crews were called to outer Washington Street (Route 105) for a pickup truck roll-over crash.

Upon arrival, rescuers found a badly damaged truck off the road, in the woods, but no sign of the driver. The truck had been traveling east, toward Camden, from Hope, and barely missed a utility pole as it careened off the road.

From the skid marks on the road, it appeared the truck traveled on its side before coming to rest back on its wheels, according to Camden officer Trae Boerner.

The truck was registered to Ian Lary, 36, of Willow Street in Camden, and Boerner said later Friday morning that Lary showed up the station saying he was "a little sore, but OK." Lary was issued a summons for failure to give notice of an accident by quickest means.

Fire crews used flashlights to search the woods around the truck, but found no evidence of the driver. The engine was cold, and despite the early morning mild temperatures, the road's surface was slippery with black ice.

At about the same time as Camden's call for the truck accident, Washington fire and rescue crews were called to an accident on Route 17.

This story will be updated.

 

Editorial Director Holly S. Edwards can be reached by email at hollyedwards@penbaypilot.com or by calling 207-706-6655.