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One injured in early morning crash at the 'Keag

By Beth A. Birmingham | Apr 14, 2018
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Contents inside the 'Keag Store are strewn over the floor following an early morning crash April 14. One occupant of the vehicle that struck the store was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Structural damage to the store will be assessed.

South Thomaston — One of three occupants of a Jeep suffered injuries in an early morning crash April 14 when it smashed into the 'Keag Store in South Thomaston.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., Knox County Sheriff's Deputies Drew Graham and Paul Spear responded to the 'Keag Store at the intersection of Route 73 and Elm Street for a report of a vehicle crashing into the building.

In a press release April 16, Lt. Patrick Polky said upon arrival at the scene deputies found a green 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee had crashed into the 'Keag Store. The driver, Jasmine Dennis, 22, of Rockport, was still in the vehicle and passengers Keenan Roman, 21, of Camden, and Maylya Chadwick, 21, of Warren, were walking around outside.

The release said marks at the scene indicated that Dennis had lost control of the vehicle while traveling south on Route 73 toward the 'Keag Store. The vehicle went over the curbing and came to rest after striking the building.

Dennis was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center with serious injuries, while Roman and Chadwick were treated at the scene.

Both air bags were deployed. It is not known if the occupants were wearing seat belts.

South Thomaston Fire Chief Bryan Calderwood reported at the scene that two tenants who reside on the second floor of the building were jolted from bed during the crash. It is not known if they suffered any injuries.

The building had recently undergone extensive renovations to the upstairs, as well as having new shelving installed along the wall that was struck.

Crews remained on the scene while the store was secured, and traffic on Route 73 was closed for approximately an hour.

Polky said the cause of the crash and extent of damage to the structure are still under investigation.

The vehicle was towed from the scene due to disabling damage by Creek Hill Auto Repair of Thomaston

Deputy Drew Graham is the investigating officer.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by South Thomaston Fire and EMS, Rockland EMS, and Knox Regional Communications Center.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.

Keag Store Crash
Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Drew Graham investigates the damage to the 'Keag Store after it was struck by a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. April 14. One occupant was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The back corner of the 'Keag Store in South Thomaston received extensive damage when it was struck by a Jeep early April 14. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Drew Graham surveys the damage to a Jeep Grand Cherokee after it was removed from the corner of the 'Keag Store in South Thomaston April 14. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Debris is strewn along the side of the 'Keag Store April 14 after it was struck by a vehicle at approximately 1:30 a.m. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Maylya Chadwick and Keenan Roman, left, huddle together after escaping unharmed as the Jeep they were passengers in rests against the 'Keag Store April 14. The driver, Jasmine Dennis, was taken to PBMC with serious injuries. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (6)
Posted by: Don Dickinson | Apr 16, 2018 14:49

Thirty.



Posted by: Knight Marine Service | Apr 16, 2018 14:41

Speed limit it like 25 isn't it !



Posted by: Knight Marine Service | Apr 16, 2018 14:41

Speed limit it like 25 isn't it !



Posted by: johanna stadler | Apr 15, 2018 16:39

just guessing if she had had four inflated tires and no damage under the jeep there might have been a chance to recover.  COme on down through there some early morning or night and see if you can see those curbs 100% of the time, especially if there is a lot of dirt or snow.  I am sure there was probably more going one but just know that's not the first time someone hit the curb there, just the first time they hit the building rather than being able to drive away

 



Posted by: Dale Hayward | Apr 14, 2018 22:33

If only you could absolutely blame it on the curbing? Come on? Is the curbing in the roadway?



Posted by: johanna stadler | Apr 14, 2018 12:51

gotta love the new curbing in the Keag... won't be the last accident because of it.



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