Stonington teen seriously injured in rollover crash



FRANKLIN — A young Stonington man was ejected from his pickup truck after the truck rolled several times shortly after the driver was involved in another accident in Hancock Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Jared Murphy, 18, had been eastbound on Route 182  in Hancock in a 2000 Dodge Dakota when he tried to pass a 2007 Subaru Forester, operated by Julie Schaul, 52, of Chicago, Ill, reported Lt. Corey Bagley.

“As Murphy started to pass he pulled back abruptly to avoid a vehicle traveling westbound and struck Schaul’s vehicle, sending Schaul’s vehicle off the road down a driveway into a parked vehicle,” Bagley said.

“Murphy failed to stop at the scene and continued on into Franklin approximately five miles away, where he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway going into a field and rolling over several times before being ejected from the vehicle,” said Bagley.

Murphy was listed in fair condition on Monday, according to a spokesman at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Capital Ambulance had initially taken Murphy to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital but he was transferred.

Schaul and her daughter, a passenger in her vehicle, were treated at the scene and released, Bagley said.

Fire departments from Franklin, Hancock and Sullivan assisted.

Deputy Jeff McFarland is reconstructing the accident.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis is investigating with assistance from Deputy Dan Harlan and Lt. Corey Bagley.

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