The driver of a pickup appeared to have escaped serious injury after his truck collided head-on with a logging truck on Main Street just past noon on Monday. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY KATE COUGH

Logging truck and pickup collide head-on

ELLSWORTH — Police blocked off upper Main Street after a pickup truck collided head-on with a logging truck near the intersection with Oak Street just past noon on Monday.

Ellsworth Police Department Sgt. Shawn Willey said the pickup was turning right onto Main Street from Oak Street when it crossed the centerline and collided with the logging truck, which was headed east on Main Street.

Providers from Northern Light Medical Transport were checking the driver of the pickup, Willey said, but if the man did suffer injuries they appeared to be “minor.”

The driver of the logging truck was not injured, Willey said.

Willey said officers had not yet determined why the pickup driver crossed the centerline.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate 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. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]

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