Three vehicles, one of which is shown on a wrecker, were involved in a collision on Ellsworth Road (Route 172) in Blue Hill Sept. 14 after one was unable to stop in time. No one was injured but one party was checked out at a local hospital, Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL OSBORN

Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of September 22

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated a three-vehicle collision on the Ellsworth Road (Route 172) in Blue Hill Sept. 14, but no one was injured.

The accident occurred when a pickup truck had stopped to turn left into Blue Hill Self Storage and was rear-ended by a car, which had been stopped but was pushed into the truck by a sport utility vehicle, which could not stop in time, said Deputy Zach Allen.

Josh Curtis, 32, of Brewer was driving a 2009 Dodge Durango, which was struck by a 2007 Volvo operated by Berit Becker, 40, of Ellsworth. Also in the vehicle was Becker’s 3-year-old child.

The Volvo was struck by a 2014 Dodge Journey operated by Jack Bishop, 17, of Surry, Allen said.

“All three vehicles sustained reportable damage, although Josh’s [Curtis] vehicle could drive from the scene,” Allen said. “Berit [Becker] and her daughter were transported to the hospital to be checked out but ended up being uninjured. Blue Hill Fire Department and Dave’s Towing responded to the scene.”


Deputy Marcus Downes is investigating vandalism at an industrial structure in Township 16 that was reported Sept. 12.

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