A Standish man was injured in a road rage incident in Gorham early Tuesday morning, police said.

Two vehicles were traveling east on Ossipee Trail (Route 25) in Gorham around 4:45 a.m. when 43-year-old Casey Perry lost control of his vehicle, police said. The car hit and snapped a utility pole, vaulted into the air and went down a 30-foot embankment, Sgt. Michael Coffin said.

Perry sustained serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening and was taken to Maine Medical Center. The other driver, 32-year-old Dane Tupper, of Standish, was not injured, Coffin said. There were no passengers.

A preliminary investigation indicated that speed was a factor in the crash and criminal charges are pending, Coffin said. The crash is being reconstructed by a team from the Gorham and Windham police departments.

Ossipee Trail at the Bernard P. Rines Bypass (Route 112) was closed for several hours while crews from Central Maine Power and a telephone company reset the pole.

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