Two injured in four-vehicle crash that closed Route 17 in Jefferson Aug. 3

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:15am

    JEFFERSON – Washington Fire Department, Union Ambulance, and Waldoboro EMS were a few of the agencies that assisted in a four-vehicle crash on Route 17, in Jefferson, Wednesday evening.

    Route 17 was closed to traffic from approximately 6:15 p.m. until 10 p.m.

    According to Lt. Brendan Kane, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, an eastbound vehicle driven by IvyMay Young, 31, of Gardiner, allegedly crossed over the center line in the area of 313 Rockland Road, striking the side mirror of a vehicle operated by Dorothy O’Keefe, 39, of Augusta. Young’s vehicle then continued in the westbound lane, striking a second vehicle operated by Matthew Bubar, 35, of Woodland, before hitting a final vehicle head-on, operated by Derick Page, town and age unavailable.

    Young was transported by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center, in Portland. A passenger in Bubar’s vehicle was transported by Waldoboro EMS to Maine General Hospital, in Augusta.

    Also assisting the three LCSO deputies who responded to the scene were: Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office, LifeFlight, Maine State Police Commercial Truck Unit, Department of Environmental Protection, Hillside Collision, and Hometown Towing.

    The following fire departments responded as well: Jefferson, Whitefield, and Somerville.

    “Yesterday was a pretty crash-heavy day,” said Kane.

    Within hours, several significant crashes were reported to the LCSO, prompting additional offduty deputies to be called upon.

    Within that time frame, deputies were called to significant vehicle accidents, including a three vehicle crash, in the towns of South Bristol, Newcastle, Waldoboro, and a minor crash in Edgecomb.

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