First plowable snow of the season leads to many accidents in Franklin County

FARMINGTON – A number of accidents, including rollovers, were reported Wednesday in Franklin County during the first clearing snow of the season.

No serious injuries were reported.

As of 6:54 a.m., Franklin County Deputy Andrew Morgan responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Rangeley Road in Phillips, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr.

Robert Taylor, 25, of Farmington was driving a 2013 Ford vehicle heading north when he lost control in the snow, rolled into the ditch and flipped onto his roof, Nichols wrote in an e -mail. No injuries were reported.

About half an hour later, Deputy Austin Couture responded to a single vehicle accident report on Carthage Road in Carthage. Kyle Lee, 26, of Rumford was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta eastbound when he lost control in the snow and ran off the road, hitting a tree. No injuries were reported.

At 7:55 a.m., Sgt. Jacob Richards investigated a vehicle accident report at the intersection of Farmington Road and South Main Street in Strong. Rachel Stewart, 19, of Strong, who was driving a 2014 Subaru southbound on South Main Street, slid at the intersection of State Road 4 and landed in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

Couture also responded to a vehicle accident report at 11:05 a.m. on Industry Road in Industry. Stephon York, 24, of Farmington was driving a 2016 Ford Escape eastbound when it slid off the road, hitting and severing a utility pole. Central Maine Power Co. was called to the scene along with the industry fire department. The road was closed for about an hour until the lines were cleared by CMP, Nichols wrote.

Other crashes were reported in the area throughout the day, including in Chesterville, Farmington, Jay and Wilton.

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