Turner man hurt in Route 4 crash

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TURNER — A local man is in serious condition following an accident on Route 4 on Thursday morning.

Brandon Alexander, 20, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with broken bones and bruises in the 7 a.m. crash, according to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.

Alexander was northbound on Route 4 in a 1996 Ford Taurus station wagon; Bernard Gray, 52, of Monmouth was southbound in a 2006 Mack tractor-trailer driving for Hannaford Trucking Company of South Portland.

According to witnesses, Alexander lost control of the car he was driving, which fishtailed then made a sudden turn into Gray’s lane directly in front of the truck. The truck pushed the car into the ditch of the northbound lane.

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Gray was not injured in the crash.

The accident was investigated by Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Maine State Police Accident Reconstruction Division and Commercial Vehicle Division. The Turner Fire Department and Turner Rescue also assisted at the scene.

Route 4 was closed at about 7 a.m. and reopened roughly at noon.

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