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Details about Swamp Road vehicle crash and fire

Driver and passenger unharmed after car accident in New Gloucester

| Report from WGME |

NEW GLOUCESTER (WGME) — Two people were able to escape a crash Friday night in New Gloucester.

Police say the driver of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma was speeding on Swamp Road around 8:30 p.m., lost control on the gravel road and crossed into the opposite lane, where he rolled the car over an embankment.

The car stopped against some trees and caught fire.

Police say the driver and a male passenger were able to escape without any injuries.

The New Gloucester Fire Department responded to the scene and were able to contain the fire and prevent the spread of flames.

From the Maine State Police account: “On Friday, May 28th at approximately 8:30 p.m., Trooper Nathan Jamo of Troop B investigated a single vehicle rollover crash on the Swamp Road in the town of New Gloucester where the vehicle subsequently came to rest against some trees and caught fire. The male juvenile operator was operating his 2004 Toyota Tacoma at a high rate of speed, lost control on the gravel road and crossed into the opposite lane where he rolled his vehicle over an embankment.

Miraculously, the juvenile operator and his male juvenile passenger were able to escape without injury as both were wearing seatbelts. A job well done by the New Gloucester Fire Department as they responded and were able to contain the vehicle fire and prevent the spread of the flames into the adjacent wood line.”

Photo from Maine State Police | WGME