LAGRANGE, Maine — Five people from the Dover-Foxcroft area were taken to a Bangor hospital Saturday afternoon for treatment of injuries they suffered when the van they were riding in went off the roadway and landed in a pond, according to the Maine State Police.
The crash happened about 12:45 p.m., when Guy Maloon, 28, nodded off while at the wheel of his 1997 Ford van on Route 155, Trooper Ben Campbell said Sunday afternoon. Campbell said the vehicle crossed the centerline, broke through a guardrail and likely rolled over before coming to a rest.
Maloon and passenger Travis Dustin, 37, and three children ages 1 through 15 were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Campbell said. He said Maloon suffered a broken pelvis in the crash but everyone else has been treated and released.
Campbell described the crash scene as chaotic, with five ambulances brought in to take the injured to the hospital. Emergency rescue personnel had to wade through roughly hip-deep water get to the vehicle.