Head-on crash on Route 17 sends two to hospital

Nov 30, 2018

Rockport — The drivers of two vehicles were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon, Nov. 30, following a head-on crash on Route 17 by the Green Thumb, according to Rockport police.

A 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Barry Dearborn, 25, of Jefferson, was traveling east on Route 17 when he veered into the oncoming lane.

A 2009 GMC pickup operated by Allen Schaeffer, 47, also of Jefferson, was traveling west and attempted to avoid the crash, but the Dearborn vehicle veered back into his lane and struck the pickup truch head-on near the intersection with Porter Street.

Rockport police and fire personnel responded to the crash, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m.

Dearborn had to be extricated from his vehicle by firefighters.

There were no passengers in either vehicle and both drivers were taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with unspecified injuries. The two were taken by Northeast Ambulance and Rockland emergency medical services.

Both vehicles were destroyed.

The crash is still under investigation by Sgt. James Moore and Officer Chris Taylor. Also responding to the scene was Deputy Paul Spear of the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Comments (6)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Dec 12, 2018 19:55

Yes, Reggie, I have heard of it but I sure didn't think that people were numb enough to still do it.  Wonder what really happened because there were no updates on this accident.

Posted by: Reggie Montgomery | Dec 03, 2018 10:13

Thanks Sumner! That's what the article described.I know a person who was very seriously injured from playing chicken many years ago.I asked a question. I didn't make a statement.

Posted by: Sumner Kinney | Dec 03, 2018 07:19

I think Reggie may be correct.  It would be nice if Stephen Betts would follow up with the completed police report.

Posted by: Reggie Montgomery | Dec 01, 2018 21:25

Have you not heard of that Valerie???

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Dec 01, 2018 18:53

Seriously, Reggie???

Posted by: Reggie Montgomery | Nov 30, 2018 20:46

Playing chicken?


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