Police & Fire

Slippery road causes Thursday morning crash

FORT KENT, Maine — A Fort Kent teenager escaped injury on Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving crashed into a tree.

Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier and Officer Jack Maloney responded to the scene of the crash on upper Charette Hill Road at 10:30 a.m.

Dawson Dumond, 18, was traveling east on the road in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup when he lost control of the vehicle. 

The truck left the roadway and struck the tree head-on.

The cause of the crash was slippery road conditions, Chief Pelletier said. 

The vehicle received extensive damage to its front end.

Dumond was wearing a seat belt.

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