Emergency crews respond to crash in Clifton involving camper

Clifton crash
Clifton crash(WABI)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 12:17 PM EDT
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CLIFTON, Maine (WABI) - A crash involving a camper trailer in Clifton sent one person to the hospital and tied up traffic on Route 9.

The Penobscot County Sheriff says a driver heading toward Calais crossed the center line just before noon Tuesday.

Clifton crash
Clifton crash(WABI)

The vehicle clipped the camper being hauled behind a truck going the other direction. The impact ripped the camper from the hitch.

An SUV was also caught up in the crash.

We’re told the driver of the first vehicle was taken to the hospital.

Sheriff Troy Morton says, “We want to find out why this vehicle on a good road and, you know, a level flat portion of the road would have crossed over on the centerline. Making sure that folks are seat belted in, that’s critical and are parts of the investigation. So we’re interviewing witnesses in the area, residents that are here, motorists that were traveling through trying to put this together.”

Clayton Braley, who lives in the area, says he sees a lot of drivers speeding in the area. “60, maybe 65 Sometimes 70 miles an hour, because I have followed some of them at that speed, and there’s no need to go that fast. Not on this road is too dangerous.”

Route 9 was narrowed down to one lane while crews cleaned up the crash scene.

Both lanes are now back open.

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