A Penobscot Nation Warden Service official suffered a medical incident that caused him to lose control of the warden service truck he was driving on U.S. Route 2 in New Sharon Friday night, police said.

The warden, Troy Francis, was found semiconscious inside of his truck when Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Andrew Morgan and Kevin Hartley arrived at the scene of the accident around 7 p.m.

Francis’ truck veered off the side of the road, where it rolled over and struck several trees. He suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said that Francis was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, where he was evaluated and released later Friday evening. The type of medical incident Francis suffered was not disclosed by the sheriff’s office.

The truck landed just off the road after it rolled over and did not obstruct Route 2 traffic, said Nichols. Speed was not a factor in the accident, but Nichols suspects the rollover occurred when the truck hit the pitch of a ditch that was alongside the road.

Francis was traveling on Route 2 for a Penobscot Warden Service matter. However, Sheriff Nichols did not know the specific purpose of Francis’ patrol.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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