Two injured in island accident
North Haven — According to Knox County Chief Deputy Tim Carroll, the Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to a single-vehicle crash on North Haven just prior to 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.
Carroll reported that according to a witness, Avery Waterman, 19, of North haven, lost control of the 2007 GMC Sierra he was driving on North Shore Road and rolled over four times.
The four occupants, three others being juveniles, exited the vehicle on their own.
Some had left the scene prior to Deputy Robert Potter's arrival, but he was able to gather information as to who was involved, Carroll said.
One juvenile was taken by Lifeflight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for a complaint of back pain and one other individual was also taken by Lifeflight with complaints of chest pain.
The third juvenile was uninjured and released to their parents.
Waterman received medical care at North Haven Medical and then was taken on a personal lobster boat for evaluation at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.
It was determined that speed was a factor and Waterman admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier. More charges may be brought later, Carroll said.
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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 working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.