CARMEL, Maine — The Maine State Police have released the name of the Brewer man who was injured late Wednesday night when his pickup truck left the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Carmel and went into the woods.
The driver was identified as Jonathan Brooks, 36, Sgt. Sean Hashey said Friday.
Brooks was treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center. While information about his medical condition was not immediately available Friday afternoon, Hashey said Brooks’ injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Trooper Forrest Simpson, who investigated the crash, said Thursday that the accident occurred shortly before midnight on Wednesday about a quarter-mile south of the Carmel-Winterport exit.
He said Brooks’ truck went so deep into the tree line that Brooks, who was ejected, and his mangled vehicle weren’t discovered until 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
The truck was in deep to a point where only the rear of the vehicle could have been seen from the side of the road, the trooper said.
Simpson said skid marks on the road led police to believe the driver lost control, drifted to the left side of the road, overcorrected and went into the woods.
The trooper said it’s likely that Brooks was not wearing a seat belt.
BDN writer Ryan McLaughlin contributed to this report.