Two injured in Orland crash

ELLSWORTH — Two young men were injured on Route 166 in Orland Wednesday after their car crashed into a tree, the Maine State Police reported.

Trooper Gregory Ramp said the crash occurred when the car crested a hill, lost control and went of the road, hitting the tree.

Riley Jorgenson, 20, of Vienna, Va., was driving a  2011 Honda Civic, Ramp said.

Jorgenson, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital to be checked for possible injuries.

A passenger, Cole McDaniel, 20, of Eliot, suffered a head injury. McDaniel was taken by ambulance to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Ramp said. McDaniel was also wearing his seat belt.

“Speed appears to be the primary contributing factor to the crash,” Ramp said. “There are no indications that alcohol was a contributing factor.”

The Orland Fire Department and Bucksport Fire/Ambulance and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department assisted. Deputy Jacob Day reconstructed the crash.

Ramp is still investigating the crash. Questions or information can be provided to the trooper at 973-3700.

Jennifer Osborn

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