Head-on collision shuts down road

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PARIS — A Wednesday afternoon collision between two vehicles shut down a road between Paris and Oxford for about two hours, but did not result in serious injuries.

Lt. Michael Dailey of the Paris Police Department said the accident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. on Oxford Street. Dailey said a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 47-year-old Daniel Dingley was going around a parked vehicle when it crashed into a southbound 1979 GMC dump truck. The truck was driven by 49-year-old Patrick Davis of Paris.

Dailey said Dingley was having a medical issue at the time of the accident, but did not suffer any injuries due to the collision. He was taken to Stephens Memorial Hospital for treatment of the medical issue, which Dailey declined to identify. Dingley was not listed as a patient at the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

Dailey said police received a report about five minutes before the accident that a canoe had fallen off a trailer being towed by Dingley’s vehicle. The canoe remained secured to the trailer but was being dragged behind it.

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Oxford Street was closed until the accident scene was cleaned up, and the road was reopened around 7 p.m. Dailey said each vehicle was estimated to have sustained $7,000 in damage.

The Paris Police Department, Paris Fire Department, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, Norway Police Department, and Oxford Fire Police responded to the scene.

mlangeveld@sunjournal.com

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