A teenager from Gorham faces charges after his involvement in a rear-end crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden on Thursday night.

Maine State Police said Anthony Hodge, 19, was distracted by his cellphone when his car slammed into the rear of a 2003 Dodge Dakota, driven by Frank Corso, 32, of Tampa, Florida. Hodge’s car, a 2003 Nissan Altima, caught fire. The northbound lane was shut down for nearly an hour.

Corso, his wife and infant daughter were transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Hodge was charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. Trooper Dave Yankowksy was parked nearby, heard the crash and responded to the scene.


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