Rockport man among injured in Searsport head-on crash

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 6:00pm

    SEARSPORT — On Monday, October 25, 2021, at approximately 4 p.m., Maine State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 1 in Searsport near Anglers Restaurant.

    A gray 2015 Lexus driven by Ken Bailey, 74, and his passenger, Deborah Bailey, 66, both from Yucca Valley, California, were traveling northbound on Rt. 1. At the same time, the driver of a 2010 maroon Highlander, driven by Ivan Reynolds, 34, of Rockport, was traveling southbound on Rt. 1.

    “An initial review of the crash indicates that at some point one of the vehicles crossed the center line causing a head-on crash,” said Maine State Police, in a news release.

    All occupants of the vehicles had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life. They were all transported to Waldo General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ken and Deborah Bailey were later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

    Wearing seatbelts played a significant role in reducing the severity of the injuries in that crash, according to Maine State Police, in the release.