A pickup rollover on Route 17 in Somerville sent the driver to the hospital Monday, July 20.
Kyle Farley, 28, of Union, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Pfahler. Pfahler was unsure of the extent of Farley’s injuries, but said he was conscious after the crash.
Farley was driving a Chevrolet pickup east on Route 17 when it left the eastbound side of the road, hit an elevated area of ground, went airborne, and flipped over, according to Pfahler. The truck came to rest upside down, in the brush off the side of the highway.
Farley said he fell asleep, according to Pfahler. “Nothing we have found contradicts that,” Pfahler said.
Pfahler said Farley was alone in the vehicle.
Route 17 was limited to one lane of traffic during most of the response, with both lanes shut down for a time to allow the ambulance to leave the scene and facilitate the pickup’s removal from the brush by a tow truck.
Lincoln County Communications dispatched emergency services at 11 a.m. Delta Ambulance, Jefferson Fire and Rescue, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Somerville Fire Department responded.