Pickup crashes into cemetery in Cross Lake

CROSS LAKE, Maine — Two people escaped injury Thursday evening when the driver of a pickup truck swerved to avoid a deer and crashed into Cross Lake Cemetery.

Tiffany Dodd, 41, of Woodland, was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado south on Route 161 shortly after 9:30 p.m. when she observed a deer in the roadway.

In her effort to avoid striking the deer, Dodd lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the right side of the road and into a ditch before it continued into the cemetery, damaging several headstones, according to a report by Maine State Police Trooper Nathan Desrosier.  

Dodd and a passenger in her vehicle were uninjured in the crash.  The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene.  

Speed was not a factor in the crash, and Dodd was wearing a seatbelt, according to the police report. 


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