FRYEBURG — Police say speed was a factor in a Sunday crash that sent a Denmark teen to the hospital and closed the road for an hour.

According to Sgt. Joshua Potvin of the Fryeburg Police Department, 18-year-old Logan Burnell was driving his parent’s 2002 Jeep Liberty southbound on Stanley Hill Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. when he lost control.

Potvin said Burnell left the roadway after driving in an area of drifting snow, striking a tree.

Fryeburg Fire and Rescue personnel extricated Burnell, who was taken to Bridgton Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was later released, according to Potvin.

Citing speed as a factor in the crash, Potvin said, “The operator is extremely fortunate that he was not more seriously injured. We wish him a speedy recovery.”

Potvin warned that drivers should use caution, as they “could find areas of unexpected snowdrifts across the roadway due to high winds.”

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