CARMEL, Maine — The Northbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 171 in Carmel had to be closed Monday morning to remove a truck involved in an accident that happened Sunday night.
Police say 25-year-old Brian Finnell, of New Hampshire, lost control of his Ford F-150 after hitting slush and crossed the centerline into the path of a box truck hauling newsprint for the Bangor Daily News.
The truck driver, 56-year-old Richard Doughty, of Lisbon Falls, then swerved to avoid striking the truck head-on. When he did, Doughty’s truck then went through a guard rail and rolled on to its side and down an embankment in the median.
Monday crews worked with heavy equipment to remove the truck. The road, which had been closed for several hours, reopened around 1:30 p.m.
Doughty was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries by Bangor Fire crews.