A Damariscotta man was transported to the hospital after he fell asleep and his pickup truck crashed into a tree the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Jason McKenney, 44, was driving a 1986 Ford F-150 south on Egypt Road in the vicinity of Hoffses Beach Lane at the time of the accident, according to Damariscotta Police Officer Kyle Sylvester. McKenney told Sylvester he fell asleep while driving.
The vehicle crossed the centerline and went off the road, coming to a stop when it hit a tree, Sylvester said. A passerby came upon the car and called for help. The Lincoln County Communications Center dispatched emergency services at 5:23 p.m.
The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service transported McKenney to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta for non-lifethreatening injuries, Sylvester said.
The truck was totaled, Sylvester said.
The Damariscotta Fire Department also responded to the scene.