CANAAN — Police say speed and alcohol may have been factors in an early morning crash Monday that sent a Clinton man to the hospital by LifeFlight helicopter.

Timothy Williams, 21, of Clinton, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck north on Hill Road about 1 a.m. when he apparently lost control on a curve, according to Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

The truck became airborne, struck a utility pole and some trees before crashing into a house’s porch. Gottardi said the truck stopped against a car parked in the driveway, causing minor damage to it. The porch was heavily damaged and truck was destroyed.

No one in the house was injured.

Williams was taken by ambulance to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan and later flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with possible head and arm injuries, according to Gottardi.
Sterling Hartin, 19, of Benton, who was a passenger in the pickup truck, was taken to the Skowhegan hospital with possible back injuries.

Gottardi said the case will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s office.

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