Minor injuries in Thomaston crash

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jan 25, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Slick roads are to blame for this single car crash on Route 131 in Thomaston Jan. 25. The driver received minor injuries, and utility pole had significant damage.

Thomaston — Slippery road conditions are to blame for a single car crash on Route 131 in Thomaston Saturday, Jan. 25.

Jacqueline Laffely, 75, of South Thomaston was traveling south on St. George Road when she lost control of her 2010 Dodge Avenger and crashed into a utility pole.

According to Thomaston Police Sgt. Tim Hoppe, Laffely suffered minor injuries and was transported by South Thomaston Ambulance to the hospital for evaluation. The utility pole had significant damage but remained intact.

The incident occurred just before noon and had traffic blocked off in either direction for more than half-hour while the vehicle was pulled from the ditch and the pole was secured.

South Thomaston Fire Department and Ambulance, along with Thomaston Police, Knox County Sheriff's Department, and St. George personnel responded to the scene.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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