December 28, 2013

Three vehicles towed from wreck on College Avenue Friday

The accident was one of five reported in Waterville shortly after a Friday afternoon snow squall.

By Kaitlin Schroeder
Staff Writer

WATERVILLE — Three vehicles were towed from a wreck on College Avenue yesterday, which was one of five car accidents reported in the city during a brief snowfall Friday.

No one was taken by ambulance from the accident near the intersection of College Avenue and Hazelwood Avenue, though one person involved reported possible minor injuries, said Sgt. Lincoln Ryder of the Waterville Police Department.

Bryce Boynton, 46, of Mercer, was traveling north on College Avenue around 3:20 p.m. and attempted to turn left onto Hazelwood Avenue.

Jean Casey, 61, of Clinton, was driving south on College Avenue near the intersection and attempted to stop, but slid on the snow and her vehicle struck Boynton’s.

“She attempted to stop and slid on the snowy surface of the road and struck his [Boynton’s] vehicle which failed to yield the right of way to her,” Ryder said.

He said the impact of the crash pushed Boynton’s car head on into a third car which was stopped on Hazelwood Avenue waiting for a red light, said Ryder. The third car was driven by Shasta Pilot, 36, of Benton, who was driving with her three children.

No citations were issued, said Ryder.

Ryder said Hazelwood Avenue was blocked for about a half hour while he, investigating Officer Timothy Hinton and firefighters from the Waterville Fire Department directed traffic and helped clear the scene.

Ryder said the accident was one of five reported in about a half hour following a brief, heavy snowfall Friday afternoon. In one of the other accidents, three people were taken to the hospital from a two-vehicle accident on Silver Street. Ryder said the other three accidents were minor.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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