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Two teens injured in distracted driving car accident

Eighteen-year-old Nathaniel Smith was driving with a 16-year-old passenger when police say he became distracted and crossed into oncoming traffic in New Vineyard on Route 27.
Credit: Maine State Police

NEW VINEYARD, Maine — Two teens were injured late Monday night when, Maine State Police say, one of them became distracted and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a tractor-trailer. 

Eighteen-year-old Nathaniel Smith was driving with a 16-year-old passenger when police say he became distracted and crossed into oncoming traffic in New Vineyard on Route 27.

Credit: Maine State Police

Smith's car hit a Hartt tractor-trailer driven by Richard Morgan, 55, of New Gloucester. 

Smith had minor injuries and his passenger was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. Police say both vehicles were towed.  

Police charged Smith with operating left of center.