A crash Thursday on Winthrop Street in Hallowell sent one man to the hospital.

Keith Wilkinson, 72, of Hallowell, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with what city Police Chief Eric Nason described as injuries that are not life-threatening.

James Currier, 36, of Winthrop, who was driving the second vehicle, was not taken to the hospital by ambulance, but Nason said Currier planned to go to the hospital in a private vehicle.

The crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. as Wilkinson drove his 1998 GMC pickup truck west on Winthrop Street. Nason said Wilkinson was making a left turn onto Town Farm Road and pulled in front of Currier’s 2005 Buick four-door sedan, which was headed east on Winthrop Street.

The vehicles hit near the front ends, which sent Wilkinson’s pickup truck over a small embankment. The truck came to rest in a field just off the road.

Traffic was reduced to one lane in the area on both Winthrop Street and Town Farm Road for about an hour as crews tended to the injured and removed the vehicles, both of which Nason said were totaled.


Nason said the snowstorm passing through the area at the time was not a factor in the crash.

“The roads were wet but not snowy,” he said.

Neither speed nor alcohol were a factor in the crash, Nason said. There were no charges connected to the crash as of Thursday afternoon but the investigation was ongoing.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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