Toby Johnston, 41, of Rumford was injured Tuesday when the car he was driving skidded off Route 16, rolled over and hit a utility pole in Adamstown Township, according to Oxford County Deputy Josh Aylward. Rangeley Fire Rescue Department photo

ADAMSTOWN TOWNSHIP — A Rumford man was injured Tuesday when the car he was driving went off Route 16 and hit a utility pole in northern Oxford County .

An Oxford County deputy is investigating a crash that injured Toby Johnston, 41, of Rumford on Tuesday when the car he was driving skidded off Route 16 in Adamstown Township, rolled over and hit a utility pole. Oxford County Sheriff’s Office photo

The car driven by Toby Johnston, 41, was traveling east on Route 16, also known as Wilsons Mills Road, when it skidded off the road and rolled over and hit a utility pole, Oxford County Deputy Josh Aylward wrote in an email to Chief Deputy James Urquhart.

“Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors,” Aylward wrote.

The crash was reported about 12:30 p.m. and remains under investigation, according to Urquhart.

The vehicle was totaled, Aylward wrote

Johnston was taken by NorthStar EMS ambulance to Rumford Hospital for evaluation of injuries.

Rangeley Fire Rescue Chief Michael Bacon, Assistant Chief Dennis Marquis and Capt. Jonny Wakefield pied a door open to get Johnston out of the car, according to Wakefield.

Rangeley Police Chief Russell French assiste with traffic until more firefighters arrived because the crash occurred between two blind areas on a sweeping corner, Wakefield said.  Maine Warden Service also assisted.

Koobs Garage Inc. in Oquossoc removed the car on a flatbed wrecker.

Toby Johnston, 41, of Rumford was injured Tuesday when his car skidded off Route 16, rolled over and struck a utility pole in Adamstown Township in northern Oxford County, according to Deputy Josh Aylward. Rangeley Fire Rescue Department photo


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.