Joseph Savoy of Madison suffered injuries in a crash Thursday when his truck rolled over after it was struck by another vehicle in a four-way intersection on White School House Road in Madison. Photo courtesy Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

MADISON — An 87-year-old man was injured Thursday when his truck rolled over after it was struck by another vehicle, police said.

Joseph Savoy of Madison suffered head injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, according to Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 1:30 p.m., Savoy was driving a GMC pickup truck east on White School House Road, numbered as Route 148, in Madison when a rental Toyota Corolla coming south off of Old County Road struck the truck, Mitchell said.

Savoy’s truck rolled over and landed on its roof, Mitchell said.

The crash occurred at a four-way intersection of White School House Road, Main Street, Old County Road and Ward Hill Road, Mitchell said.

Old County Road enters the intersection on the north side, and Ward Hill Road enters on the south side. Both roads have stop signs at the intersection, while eastbound and westbound traffic on White School House Road and Main Street have the right of way in a 50 mph zone, Mitchell said.


A preliminary investigation by Deputy Ashley Smith found that the car that struck Savoy’s truck did not yield to Savoy’s truck, according to Mitchell.

It was not clear if the driver, Hee Choi, 59, of South Korea, had come to complete stop before entering White School House Road, investigators said.

Choi and her husband, Si Bae, 59, of South Korea, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were not injured and declined medical attention, Mitchell said.

The two told police that they had been visiting the country for about a month for their daughter’s wedding in Massachusetts, according to Mitchell. They were planning to leave for South Korea from Boston tomorrow.

Choi has an international driver’s license, Mitchell said.

Anson-Madison-Starks Ambulance, the Madison Fire Department and the Anson Fire Department also responded to the scene, according to Somerset County’s emergency dispatch log.

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