CYR PLANTATION — A Maine state trooper responding to a crash involving a car and a moose in northern Maine was himself injured when his cruiser struck a moose.

Trooper Dennis Quint was headed north on U.S. Route 1 in Cyr Plantation at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in response to a crash involving a moose farther up the highway when the animal crossed the road in front of him and he was unable to avoid it.

Quint was treated at a hospital for cuts to his head and hands. His cruiser was totaled.

Two Van Buren woman, ages 26 and 30, were injured in the crash Quint was responding to. They both suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

A Brewer man died when his vehicle struck a moose on Interstate 95 in Howland early Tuesday.

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