One in critical condition after I-295 crash in Richmond

Four people were injured in two crashes involving five cars in Richmond Friday night.
Four people were injured in two crashes involving five cars in Richmond Friday night.(Maine State Police)
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 11:44 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Maine (WABI) - One person is in critical condition after an interstate crash in Richmond Friday night.

State Police say they responded to a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer unit on I-295 northbound just before 9:30 p.m.

Steven Trask, 39, of Topsham sideswiped the trailer portion of the commercial vehicle resulting in Trask losing control of his vehicle and exiting the roadway on the median side, police say.

Drivers seeing the crash slowed down in traffic, which caused three cars to crash into each other.

One of the five people injured had life-threatening injuries. He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver was charged with operating under the influence.

State Police said the scene was cleared by 11:15 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.