Driver skids in snow, collides with house



ELLSWORTH — A city resident was uninjured Sunday after he lost control of his vehicle on a snow-covered street and it collided with a house.

Kevin M. DiDonato, 36, was traveling down Liberty Street in a Saab sport utility vehicle around 4:40 p.m. “when he started to skid due to 6 inches of snow on the road,” according to a police report.

DiDonato was unable to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Grant Street, and he continued across the road until he struck a corner of the house at 23 Grant St.

The house was not occupied at the time of the crash, according to police.

DiDonato, who was wearing his seat belt, told police he didn’t sustain any injuries in the crash.

Police said the snow-covered roadway was a contributing factor in the crash, and that DiDonato was driving too fast for the poor road conditions.

DiDonato’s vehicle was towed due to disabling damage, according to the police report.

Lt. Harold Page said he guessed there was about $1,000 worth of damage done to the corner of the house. He said some of the vinyl siding and trim boards were damaged by the impact of the vehicle.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller has worked at The Ellsworth American since 2012. He covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast’s Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.