Two-vehicle crash in Gray leaves one injured, suspected alcohol involvement

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GRAY — A serious motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car occurred late Monday night at the intersection of Lewiston Road and Mayall Road, resulting in one person being transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Cumberland County Regional Communication Center received a 911 call at 11:59 p.m. on July 1 reporting the accident.

According to officials, the crash happened when Ryan Carr, 30, of Raymond, failed to stop at a stop sign on Mayall Road and drove into the path of the tractor-trailer, which was traveling on Lewiston Road.

Carr’s 2013 Subaru Outback was struck on the side and went beneath the rear tires of the tractor-trailer, causing significant damage to both vehicles.

The tractor-trailer, owned by SPC Transport of Auburn, was operated by Jacob Harthorne, 30, of Poland, who was unharmed in the collision.

Responders transported Carr to Maine Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Authorities suspect that speed and alcohol may have contributed to the cause of the crash, and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation, with potential criminal charges pending.

The crash led to Lewiston Road being closed for about two hours to provide care for the injured and to clear the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office took this moment to remind the community about the dangers of impaired driving, urging drivers to remain sober or find alternative transportation if they have been drinking.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office also extended its gratitude to the Gray and New Gloucester Fire Departments for their aid in managing the incident.

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