UPDATED: Warren crash slows traffic along Route 1

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 5:00pm

    WARREN — One person had to be extricated from a vehicle, Tuesday afternoon, May 24, after a three-vehicle crash closed one lane of Atlantic Highway (Route 1), in Warren. That person was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as was another person involved in the incident.

    At approximately 3 p.m., Knox Regional Communications Center received reports of a crash near the intersection of Atlantic Hwy and Stirling Road, in Warren.

    According to Knox County Sheriff’s Office, a tan Toyota Camry, operated by Mary Gammon, 89, of Warren, was stopped in the southbound lane of Rt. 1 waiting to turn left onto the northern entrance of Stirling Road when it was struck by a black Toyota Tundra, operated by Wilson Collamore, 46, of Waldoboro.

    The Camry crossed over the northbound lane of Rt 1 and came to rest on Stirling Rd, said the KCSO. The Tundra went right and struck the southbound guardrail, bounced off and went left, crossing the center line, struck a maroon Ford Fusion, operated by James Dorian, 58, of Waldoboro, and then came to rest in the northbound ditch. The Fusion came to rest on the northbound shoulder of Rt. 1.

    Mary Gammon and Wilson Collamore were treated and released at the scene for their injuries. James Dorian was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Earl Gammon, a passenger in the Camry, was extracted and transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    The incident is still under investigation but driver inattention and following too closely are being considered as factors in the crash, according to Chief Deputy Patrick Polky. 

    All three vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed.

    KCSO was assisted by Warren EMS and Fire, Waldoboro EMS, and Oyster River Towing.

    WARREN — Traffic was slowed to one lane along Atlantic Highway, in Warren, Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022, following a three-vehicle crash at the intersection with Stirling Road. 

    Two people were transported to Miles Memorial Hospital, in Damariscotta, by Warren Ambulance and Waldoboro EMS. 

    The northbound lane closed to traffic for about an hour as members of the Warren Fire Department and deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office tended to the scene.


    On Saturday, May 21, Warren Fire Department and deputies responded to a different crash in Warren. Warren and Thomaston ambulances each transported a patient to Pen Bay Medical Center. North East Mobile Health was called to assist with patient transport, but was canceled en route when a third person shared intent to go to the hospital via private vehicle.


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