Car crashes into auto parts store
FORT KENT – Louis Roy, owner of Roy Auto Parts in Fort Kent, had a surprise waiting for him when he first arrived at his business on Thursday morning when he realized that a car had just crashed into his building.
“I didn't know what to think," he said. "That's kind of strange, someone parking there.”
He said the driver was still in the car, gripping the steering wheel.
“The young lady was still in the vehicle when I came around the corner,” said Roy.
According to Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud, Amy Oakes was traveling west on East Main Street and was trying to make a left-hand turn onto Market Street. She lost control of the 2006 Ford SUV on the slippery road and crashed into a set of double doors on the corner of the building.
Part of her car ended up inside the building, said Roy.
Fort Kent Police Officer Curtis Gagnon responded to the call, which Roy made to the police department at 6:28 a.m.
Oakes was uninjured, said the Chief.
With subzero temperatures present Thursday morning, after removing the car, Roy quickly covered the broken doors with a tarp, and a crew from Robert Pelletier Building Contractors soon arrived to start repairing the damage.
Michaud estimated the damage to the vehicle at $4,000.
Police did not issue any citations, but Michaud said, “She was driving too fast for the conditions of the road.”
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