Paramedic killed in early-morning crash on Route 4

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TURNER — A Wilton paramedic was killed early this morning when an ambulance he was riding in collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Route 4 and Potato Road, police say.

Allan Parsons, 46, was tending to a patient in the back of the Med-Care ambulance, en route from the Rumford area to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Parsons died at the scene, according to the Andrsoscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.

In a written release, Sheriff Guy Desjardins reported that the ambulance — emergency lights reportedly flashing — collided with a black pickup crossing Route 4 from Potato Road to Lone Pine Road at about 3 a.m.

The driver of the ambulance was identified as Arlene Greenleaf, 68, of Bethel. She had to be extricated from the ambulance.

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The driver of the truck was identified as Christopher Boutin, 29, of Turner. He was ejected from his vehicle.

Greenleaf and Boutin, along with the patient in the ambulance, were taken to CMMC.

Police would like to speak further with witnesses who stopped at the scene to help the injured, Desjardins said.

They can call Detective Sgt. William Gagne at 800-492-0737 or 784-7361, extension 214.

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