WINTHROP — One man was taken to the hospital by ambulance following a single vehicle crash that occurred about 7:20 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 202 near the Highland Indoor Golf building.

According to Winthrop Police Capt. Ryan Frost, a black Chevrolet Impala driven by Timothy Bernier, 32, of Gardiner, was westbound when it crossed into the oncoming lane, went into a ditch and collided head-on into a culvert and embankment. Frost said the vehicle continued up the embankment and rolled over into the Highland Golf parking lot.

Bernier was rescued from the car by emergency responders and taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston by Winthrop Ambulance. Frost said he had no information on injuries.

Frost also said a Winthrop police officer was in Lewiston Sunday night conducting an investigation into the crash, and there are indications that the crash is alcohol-related.

He said Bernier was wearing his seatbelt.

Winthrop Fire Chief Dan Brooks said firefighters extinguished a small blaze that occurred after the vehicle apparently rolled over and the airbags deployed. Brooks said firefighters provided traffic control as well.

Monmouth police also assisted at the scene.

Betty Adams — 621-5631
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