MECHANIC FALLS — A Norway man who crashed a pickup truck on Pleasant Street on Tuesday night causing serious injury to a passenger was arrested Wednesday morning after turning himself in to police.

Eric Campbell, 33, was charged with aggravated driving to endanger and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Campbell was driving a Toyota pickup northbound on Pleasant Street near the North Street intersection at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday when the truck went off the road, striking at least two utility poles and a tree, Police Chief Jeffrey Goss said.

Campbell’s passenger was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with serious injuries. Police were withholding the name of the passenger pending notification of his family because he suffered life-threatening injuries, Goss said.

Campbell, who escaped injury, fled on foot, Goss said. A tracking dog from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office was brought to the scene to search for Campbell.

Maine State Police conducted an accident reconstruction, standard procedure in crashes that result in life-threatening injuries.

Campbell turned himself in to police around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Goss said.

Campbell was taken to Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn where was being held in lieu of $3,000 cash bail. He’s expected to make an initial court appearance Friday.

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