Three vehicles were involved in a collision Thursday night on Crowley Road in Sabattus. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

SABATTUS — Several people were reported injured Thursday night when three vehicles collided on Crowley Road.

Police, fire and rescue crews went to the area of Crowley Road and Grove Street just after 8 p.m. for a report of the multi-vehicle crash. Several ambulances were sent to the area and firefighters from Lewiston Engine 4 were assisting at the scene.

The crash occurred near the area where Crowley Road meets Grove Street, a short distance from the turn at Littlefield Road. The crash was listed as a mass casualty incident requiring assistance from multiple agencies.

Early reports were that nine people were hurt in the crash, some of them seriously. Ambulances were sent from United Ambulance Services and from departments in Lisbon, Durham, Turner, Topsham, Auburn and Poland.

Three vehicles were involved in a collision Thursday night on Crowley Road in Sabattus. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Sabattus Fire Chief Troy Cailler later reported that 10 people were involved in the crash, the majority of them with some level of injury. One of the victims did not seek medical attention.

According to a witness who lives near the scene, a small black car had crossed the double yellow line at “a very high rate of speed” and slammed into the driver’s side of a maroon minivan. The car then spun into a truck, according to the witness.


The minivan, she said, was occupied by two adults and three children, including an infant, a girl and a boy, roughly 7 and 10 years old. Fire crews had to smash out windows to free them.

According to the witness, the man driving the car was bleeding but conscious and alert. The man in the truck was not injured, she said.

While fire and rescue crews were on the way, several neighbors came to the aid of the victims.

No further information was available. Police, fire and rescue crews remained at the scene an hour after the crash was reported.

More than two dozen, firefighters, paramedic and police officers were involved in the rescue effort. According to Chief Cailler, firefighters on his department had just finished a tactical emergency casualty care class on Monday and Tuesday, which helped them to better respond to the mass casualties they were faced with Thursday night.

“They did a hell of a job,” Cailler said. “I’m proud of them.”

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