New car lands in Owls Head ditch, driver not found

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:30am

OWLS HEAD — The Chevrolet Aveo was brand new. Its tags so fresh that the numbers hadn’t yet been entered into the County system.

Just after 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, Owls Head Fire Department, Rockland EMS, and a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a rollover in front of 189 Ingraham Drive.

They found a car on its roof, in a ditch, on the opposite side of a guard rail that ended at a driveway. The battery still ran. The key in the ignition. No one around.

After finding no patient to treat, Rockland EMS returned to its station, where it was soon summoned to another medical call elsewhere.

Creek Hill Auto Repair pulled the vehicle sideways, in order to get it off its roof and away from the guard rail. The car was then pulled onto the flatbed and carried away.

Owls Head Fire allowed oil absorbancy pads to sponge any fluids from the car’s landing site, and picked up the few pieces of debris that had detached from the frame.

All remaining units cleared the scene at approximately 2:45 a.m.


This article will be updated as details become available.


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