Three injured in rollover crash, one taken by LifeFlight

By Stephanie Grinnell | Apr 28, 2014
Courtesy of: Knox County Sheriff's Office A car with three people in it rolled over around 5:30 a.m. April 28 after leaving Route 17 in Washington.

Washington — An early morning rollover crash on Route 17 in Washington April 28 sent three people to the hospital, one by LifeFlight helicopter.

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. near Roundhouse Road.

The driver, David Fish, 20, of Appleton was driving east and failed to negotiate a curve, according to a press release from Knox County Sheriff Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. The 2000 Honda Civic traveled down an embankment before flipping over and slamming into a utility pole.

Police said Fish was found under the vehicle as he had been ejected. He was transported by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with serious injuries. On April 29, Fish was listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokesman.

The two other passengers in the car, Billy-Ray Denman, 21, of Appleton and Paxton Mohney, 20, of Belfast were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center with minor injuries.

The crash is being reconstructed by Maine State Police and forensic mapping is being done by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is ongoing as to the cause of the crash.

Union, Sterling and Waldoboro ambulances responded with emergency medical personnel in addition to Washington and Union fire departments, along with Knox County Sheriff's Deputies Matt Elwell and Paul Pinkham.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Amanda Brown | Apr 29, 2014 20:29

There have been way too many accidents on Rt. 17 this year. People need to slow down and pay attention. Not to mention where are the police that should be patrolling this road??


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