Chain reaction crash snarls Route 1 traffic
Rockport — Traffic heading south on Route 1 in Rockport was reduced to one lane Aug. 7 due to a four-vehicle crash near the intersection with Route 90.
Rockport Fire and Police departments, along with North East Mobile Health Services, were called out at approximately 10:20 a.m. for a multiple vehicle crash with several possible injuries in front of On the Water in Maine.
Rockport Police Officer Cooper Plaisted said the first three vehicles where sitting in a line of traffic waiting for the light to change at the routes 1 and 90 intersection when a 2007 GMC Sierra operated by William Hoginiski, 79, of Dover, N.H., crested the knoll and failed to stop, causing a domino effect crash.
Hoginiski's vehicle crashed into a 2010 Chevrolet HHR operated by Edward L. Berry, 55, of Belfast, who in turn crashed into a 2011 Ford Focus driven by Cody D. Agnor, 17, of Hope, who was pushed into a 2011 Chrysler 200 driven by Wanda St. Peters, 71, of Portland.
A passenger in the Chrysler 200, Lawrence St. Peters, 66, of Portland and Berry, the operator of the Chevrolet HHR, were transported to Pen Bay Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
The road was reopened to two-way traffic about an hour after the crash.
No charges are expected, Plaisted said.