No one injured when rig collides with SUV

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JAY — No one was injured Tuesday when a tractor-trailer loaded with pulpwood collided with a Chevrolet Blazer as they both headed south on Route 4 near the base of Jay Hill, Jay police officer Russell Adams said.

Driver Harold Cote, 58, and his wife, Ginny, both of Livermore Falls were in the SUV, traveling in front of the truck, as both vehicles started up the hill at about 10:30 a.m., Adams said.

Cote stayed in the left lane, where one lane expands into two, attempting to turn left into Northside Auto. The truck driver, Gilles Grenier, 65, of Quebec, thought Cote was going slow to go into the right lane and tried to go around to the left of the SUV, not seeing the blinker, Adams said.

The truck collided with the Blazer’s driver’s side door and pushed the vehicle up the hill, Adams said.

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Jay firefighters assisted with traffic control at the scene.

All three occupants of the vehicles were checked out by medical personnel from NorthStar Emergency Medical Services but were not transported to the hospital, Adams said.

Both the truck registered to Pepin Lumber Inc. of Coburn Gore and the 1999 Chevrolet Blazer were able to be driven from the site. The Blazer had some body damage.

A Maine Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit also responded to the accident.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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