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Double trailer collision closes part of of Route 1 for five hours

CYR PLT., Maine — Poor road conditions caused two tractor trailer trucks to crash into one another at 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, closing one lane of the road for approximately five hours, according to a release from Maine State Police Trooper Andrew Levesque. 

The crash occurred when Melvin Ray of Dayton, Ohio, was driving a 2013 Volvo trailer truck south on the Van Buren Road in Cyr Plt., and lost control on a steep hill. This caused the truck and trailer to jackknife and fully block the northbound lane of traffic.

At this time, David Lamoreau of Caribou was traveling north in a 2015 Western Star trailer truck and was unable to stop in time due to the treacherous travel conditions, causing a crash that totaled both trucks.

Emergency medical personnel took Lamoreau to Cary Medical Center for minor injuries, while crews worked for five hours removing the two trucks from the road.

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