A Dresden man suffered serious injuries after his truck left the road and rolled over late Tuesday night in Dresden.

Adam Peaslee, 24, was taken from the Middle Road accident scene to Maine Medical Center in Portland with what police believe to be life-threatening injuries, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office, in a news release, said its initial investigation indicates a 1996 Dodge pickup truck driven by Peaslee was traveling south on Middle Road at high speed. As the truck entered a curve to the right, Peaslee lost control of the vehicle and drove onto the southbound shoulder, where the truck struck a rock and rolled over. The accident was reported to the Lincoln County Communications Center at 11:19 p.m.

Peaslee, the only occupant, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash, according to police. The accident remains under investigation.

Middle Road was closed to traffic for about three hours during the initial accident investigation.

Deputy Ryan Chubbuck is the primary investigating officer, and he was assisted by Sgt. Matthew Day. The accident is being reconstructed by Sgt. Jason Nein, a crash reconstruction specialist. Gardiner Rescue and members of the Dresden Fire Department also responded.


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