UPDATED: Morning crash on Route 235 in Lincolnville sends one to hospital

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 7:45am

Story Location:
255 Hope Road
Lincolnville  Maine
United States

    LINCOLNVILLE — A Lincolnville resident involved in a head-on collision on the Hope Road (Rte 235) in Lincolnville early Monday morning remains in critical but stable condition in a Bangor hospital, according to Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Matthew Curtis.

    Monday, July 26, 2021, at 5:42 a.m., Waldo County Regional Communications Center received a call about a head-on crash in Lincolnville on Hope Road (RTE 235).

    The responding deputy arrived on scene and established that a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup truck, owned by Shed City, in Warren, was traveling in a southerly direction when it crossed into the path of a northbound 2016 Mack 600 Tractor with attached refrigeration trailer, owned by Core Mark Midcontinent Inc, of Gardiner.

    The pickup’s operator, Matthew Wood, 36 of Lincolnville, had to be extricated from the vehicle by Lincolnville Fire and was subsequently transported by Northeast Ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center and then Northern Light-EMMC in Bangor where he remains in critical but stable condition, according to Curtis.

    The operator of the Tractor, Bradford Francis, 35 of Winslow, was transported to Waldo County General Hospital by Belfast Rescue for examination and released.

    The crash remains under investigation; Deputy Ryan Jackson is the primary investigator.

    Deputy Jackson received assistance from Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle and Crash Reconstruction Units as well as the Belfast Police Department.

    Reach Sarah Thompson at news@penbaypilot.com

    LINCOLNVILLE — Route 235 in Lincolnville was closed this morning, Monday, July 26, 2021, as Waldo County Sheriffs deputies investigate a crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer truck.

    The crash occurred near 255 Hope Road. The road reopened soon after noon.

    One person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries following the two-vehicle crash, which occurred just after 5:40 a.m.

    A pickup truck with a single occupant was driving westbound when it collided with an eastbound transport truck. The force of the crash sent the pickup spinning 180 degrees, losing its bed contents while still in spin mode, and sending its engine flying into the bushes.