The condition of a 24-year-old Dresden man has been upgraded to satisfactory after he sustained potentially life-threatening injuries in a high-speed, single-vehicle rollover on Middle Road in Dresden Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Adam Peaslee was driving a 1996 Dodge pickup truck south on Middle Road “at a high speed,” when he lost control on a curve, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release. The truck entered the southbound shoulder, struck a rock, and rolled over.
Peaslee was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the accident, the LCSO wrote in the press release.
The Lincoln County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting the crash at 11:19 p.m.
Peaslee was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with “what (were) believed to be life-threatening injuries,” according to the press release. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
Peaslee’s condition has since been upgraded to satisfactory, a Maine Medical Center spokesperson said Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Chubbuck was the primary investigating officer, and was assisted by Sgt. Matthew Day. Crash Reconstruction Specialist Sgt. Jason Nein is conducting a reconstruction of the crash.
The Dresden Fire Department and Gardiner Rescue also responded to the scene. Middle Road was closed to traffic for about three hours during the initial investigation.
Additional investigation and testing will be necessary to confirm whether alcohol and speed were factors in the crash, according to the press release.