St. David man crashes car into plow truck
FORT KENT, Maine — The driver of a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta escaped without injury after crashing his car into the back of a Maine Department of Transportation plow truck on Thursday, Jan. 31.
An SAD 27 bus driver witnessed the crash, which took place on Route 161, otherwise known as the Caribou Road, at 7:42 a.m. The bus driver reported the accident to a school official, who notified the Fort Kent Police Department. Officer Michael DeLena investigated the crash.
DeLena determined that Derrick Hebert, 24, of St. David was traveling south in the Jetta, following behind the plow truck, which was also traveling south. Hebert was unable to stop his vehicle in time while approaching the plow truck, and the Jetta crashed into the back of the DOT vehicle.
Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier said that following too closely and speed were factors in the crash.
Charles McLaughlin, 61, of Caribou was operating the DOT plow truck and was not injured in the crash.
Twins Service Station towed the extensively damaged Jetta from the scene. The plow truck received minor damage, according to Pelletier.