FAIRFIELD — A man injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 201 Thursday afternoon was listed in critical condition Friday at a Lewiston hospital, according to police.

The man, Michael Fernald, Sr., 44, of Canaan, was flown to Lewiston by LifeFlight helicopter after the Dodge Ram pickup he was driving was struck by a Subaru at the intersection of Route 23, also known as Ohio Hill Road.

Officer William Beaulieu said Fernald’s family confirmed his condition just before 2 p.m. Friday.

Beaulieu said Thursday that a Chevrolet driven by Betty Hunt, 82, of Fairfield, entered U.S. Route 201 from Route 23 and broadsided the Subaru, which then struck Fernald’s pickup. It clipped a mailbox pole before flipping over, he said.

Fernald’s son, Michael Fernald Jr., 18, was taken to a hospital with cuts and bruises, he said.

Hunt and the Subaru driver refused medical treatment Thursday, he said.


Beaulieu said he spoke with the younger Fernald Friday.

“He’s doing fine — he’s a little sore,” he said. He added that the son and other family members are in Lewiston with the elder Fernald.

Beaulieu said Friday that police have received conflicting information about whether Hunt stopped at the stop sign or did not see the Subaru approaching. He said no charges have been filed and if there are, it would be a motor vehicle violation.

“We’re not looking at any criminal charges for anybody,” he said.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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