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81-year-old injured in single vehicle accident in Wallagrass

FORT KENT, Maine — Alcohol appears to be a factor in a single vehicle crash Friday on the Strip Road in Wallagrass, according to Maine State Police.

An 81-year-old Eagle Lake man failed to negotiate a curve on the Strip Road in Wallagrass as about noon on Friday, Nov. 2, and ended up in a wooded embankment.
Maine State Police photo

Wallace Saucier, 81, of Eagle Lake was traveling South in his 2014 Chevy Silverado truck at about noon on Nov. 2 when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the road, according to investigating Trooper Matt Curtin.

The truck struck a tree before coming to rest in a wooded embankment, Curtin reported in a press release issued Friday evening.

Emergency responders transported Saucier to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent where he was treated for minor injuries, according to the release.

The pickup truck was destroyed and had to be towed from the scene.

Members of the Fort Kent Fire Department and Ambulance Service assisted Curtin at the scene. The trooper reported that alcohol appears to be a factor and that the accident remains under investigation.

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