Two hurt in crash


FARMINGTON – Two people were injured late Tuesday afternoon when a loaded dump truck collided with a pickup truck at Maple Avenue and High Street.

The dump truck driver, Richard Smiley, 60, of Chesterville, drove through a stop sign near the Farmington Fairgrounds at Maple Avenue, according to an accident report filed by police officer Edward Hastings.

The truck, registered to E.L. Vining and Son of Farmington, struck a truck driven by Christopher Decker, 31, of New Vineyard, who was traveling north on High Street.

Decker and his passenger, Tina Poulton, 20, address unknown, were injured and taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington by a NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance, according to police dispatcher Bonnie Pomeroy.

Hastings estimated the damage to the dump truck, which weighed about 60,000 pounds, at $2,500 and to Decker’s 2000 Ford truck at $7,500, Pomeroy said.

Police said Decker was treated for a fracture and later released from Franklin Memorial. Poulton’s condition was not available Wednesday.

No charges were filed in the case, Pomeroy said.