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Crash on bridge injures two

Mar 26, 2021

On March 26 at 3:20 p.m., the Knox County Regional Communication Center received a call of a two-vehicle head on crash with two people trapped in the vehicles.

Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene. Upon arriving, two vehicles were found to be on the bridge blocking the entire roadway.

The investigation revealed a 2004 Jeep was being operated by Dana St. Amand, 24, of Vassalboro, was traveling south on the Old Union Road towards Union. St. Amand crossed the town line onto the Shepard Hill Road in Union.

A 2009 Jeep being operated by Leo Thibodeau, 65, of Washington, was traveling north on Shepard Hill Road. Thibodeau encountered St. Amand's vehicle on a curve at the Union/Washington town line.

St. Amand was partially in the wrong lane for an undetermined reason, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Thibodeau attempted to avoid the collision by taking evasive action; however, was unable to avoid St. Amand's vehicle. The vehicles collided head on and came to rest on the bridge.

St. Amand appears to have suffered cuts and abrasions to his head, and was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport for treatment of injuries by Union EMS. Injuries do not appear to be life threatening. His vehicle was totaled in the crash and towed by Hometown Towing of Jefferson.

Thibobeau had a more serious injury with possible broken bones, and was transported to PBMC by Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening either. His vehicle is a total loss and was towed by Hometown Towing of Jefferson.

Knox County Dispatch coordinated the rescue efforts of the Knox County Sheriff's Office who was assisted at the scene by Union Fire, Union EMS, Washington Fire, Waldoboro EMS and Hometown Towing.

The crash is still under investigation, charges are pending.

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