St. John Valley

17-year-old walks away from rollover crash

HAMLIN, Maine — Maine State Police responded to an accident at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday in which a 17-year-old driver swerved to avoid a chunk of ice in the road and lost control of the vehicle.


Driver Noah Pelletier of Hamlin survived the crash with minor injuries.

Police said that Pelletier was northbound on Hamlin Road when he swerved, the vehicle skidded into the southbound lane and crossed back into the northbound lane before hitting a snowbank. The angle of the vehicle hitting the snowbank and the vehicle’s momentum caused it to roll over. The Toyota Corolla came to a rest on the driver’s side door.  

Pelletier was able to reach and exit the passenger side door, where he escaped and went for help. 

The ambulance was sent to the scene, where Pelletier was examined and taken to Cary Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. He later was released.

Police said they did not suspect alcohol or any other substance to be a contributing factor. 


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