ROCKLAND — Two pick-up trucks collided near the South Elementary School Tuesday, resulting in one of the vehicles striking a house at 83 Holmes St..

The crash occurred shortly before noon, Oct. 26, at the intersection of Broadway and Holmes Street.

According to Rockland police, Arthur Marriner, 56, of Owls Head, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 at a high speed on Holmes Street and failed to stop at the stop sign on Broadway. Speed and alcohol were contributing factors, according to police.

At the same time,  Paul Street, 63, of Rockland, was driving on Broadway in a 2018 GMC Denali and struck Marriner’s vehicle as it passed through the intersection.

Street’s vehicle spun around and stopped on a rock pike at the intersection. Marriner’s vehicle hit a parked car and then struck the house.

Marriner was taken to PBMC for non-life threatening injuries. Street was taken to Pen Bay for a broken neck and other non-life threatening injuries.

The drivers were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport by ambulances. Rockland police, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Rockland fire and emergency medical services responded to the crash.

The front steps and deck of the house were destroyed in the crash. The city assessment records list the owner of the property as the heirs of James C. Woods.

Police were still investigating, and did not release any details on what led to the crash.

This is the fourth car crash this year in Rockland in which a house was struck. One occurred on south Main Street and two occurred on Broadway.

Stephen Betts