TOWNSHIP 13 RANGE 14, Maine — Two men suffered multiple injuries and were taken to the nearest hospital in Quebec on Tuesday after a tractor-trailer collided with a sport utility vehicle at an intersection in a remote section of far northern Maine.
Chief Deputy Darrell Crandall of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement Wednesday the crash happened just after 5 p.m. in Township 13 Range 14, near Maine’s western border with Quebec.
According to Crandall, Frank Gray Jr., 63, of Seal Cove was approaching the intersection in a 2001 Ford Explorer on the Boulevard Road while Wayne Pelletier, 48, of Fort Fairfield was driving on the Blanchette Road in a 2014 Western Star commercial tractor-trailer.
The two men were approaching an intersection when Gray reportedly failed to stop. He struck the side of Pelletier’s trailer.
Gray’s passenger, Wendell Reed, 58, was ejected from the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to Montmagny Hospital in Quebec. Gray was taken to the same hospital, according to the chief deputy. Crandall said the two men suffered multiple injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Both men remained hospitalized Wednesday evening.
Pelletier was not injured.
Crandall credited several bystanders who helped the injured at the scene and members of the Maine Forest Service for providing logistical support in the remote area.
The investigation into the crash continues, he said.