January 16, 2013

UPDATE: Three injured in morning crash

Doug Harlow

SKOWHEGAN — Three people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries this morning following a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 2 involving a school bus and a 1995 Chevy Tahoe, according to police.

Casey Rugan, 29, of Canaan, the driver of the Tahoe, was ejected from the vehicle upon impact and taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.

Diana Dube, 56, of Fairfield, the driver of the School Administrative District 54 bus, along with a 7-year-old passenger, the only child on the bus, also were taken to the hospital to be checked out, according to Deputy Police Chief Dan Summers.

Summers said Rugan lost control of her vehicle on a hill, east of the intersection of East Ridge Road and Eaton Mountain Road, near Corson’s Gun Shop, and slammed into the bus.

The Tahoe, which was totaled in the crash, had an expired inspection sticker, Summers said, and Rugan could be charged. Both vehicles were impounded by police as the accident is reconstructed.




SKOWHEGAN — U.S. Route 2 was closed to traffic this morning following an accident involving a schools bus.

No serious injuries were reported. Five police officers were sent to the scene at about 8:15 a.m., according to the Somerset County radio dispatch log.

Fire and rescue units from Canaan and Skowhegan also were sent, as were ambulances from Redington-Fairview General Hospital.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect today and into the evening for 3-5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

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