BALDWIN — Two people were taken to the hospital following a fiery crash in Baldwin Wednesday morning.

A 1997 Pontiac driven by Tylor McKenzie, 24, of Hiram crossed the center line on Route 113 near Douglas Hill Road and collided with a 2000 box truck driven by Walter Stickney, 65, of Baldwin, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

The collision caused the front of the truck to erupt into flames but Stickney was able to escape out the passenger side door. McKenzie was trapped but the car was not near the flames and firefighters were able to extricate him.

Both men were taken to the hospital by local rescue crews, the sheriff’s office said. McKenzie was treated and released from Maine Medical Center. Stickney was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.

The fire destroyed the truck’s engine compartment and cab, police said.

Investigators have not been able to talk to McKenzie and do not know yet what caused his car to cross the center line. The sun had not risen yet.

Route 113 was closed for about 90 minutes but traffic was able to detour around the crash on local roads, the sheriff’s office said.

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