Lewiston woman injured when car collides with logging truck in Strong

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Dayle Castonguay, 25, of Lewiston was injured when her car collided with a loaded logging truck Friday morning on Route 4 in Strong, Maine State Police Trooper Eric Ward said. Truck driver Albert Silver, 43, of Bryant Pond was not injured. 

STRONG — A Lewiston woman was injured Friday morning when her car drifted into the path of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with logs on Route 4, Maine State Police Trooper Eric Ward said.

Dayle Castonguay, 25, told police that she had something in her eye and was rubbing it and the car drifted into oncoming traffic as she drove toward Strong, Ward said.

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She is a teacher at Mt. Abram High School in Salem Township.

The truck driven by Albert Silver, 43, of Bryant Pond was heading toward Farmington, Ward said. Silver tried to go right to avoid the accident but the truck hit the guardrail and it came back to the left, Ward said.

Silver was not injured in the accident, which was reported at 7:07 a.m.

Firefighters had to extricate Castonguay from her car, Ward said. She was taken by a NorthStar EMS ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

“She was fortunate. It could have been a lot worse,” he said.

The tractor-trailer truck, owned by R.C. McLucas of Porter, and Castonguay’s car received significant damage and were towed from the scene.

The accident remains under investigation, Ward said. 

Ward was assisted by Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steven Lowell and Deputy Sandy Burke at the scene. Strong Fire Department and Farmington Fire Rescue Department, a Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and NorthStar personnel also assisted at the scene.

dperry@sunmediagroup.net

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