Five people injured in Benton car accident

11:16 AM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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BENTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Five people from Aroostook County were taken to area hospitals Monday night after their car flipped over on I-95.

The Maine State Police says the accident happened on I-95 in Benton just after 7 p.m. The car left the highway and flipped over in the median.

Investigators say many people riding inside were not wearing seat belts and ejected. 34 year old Alberto Vasquez, 34-year-old Shelaugh Gates, 25-year-old Bennett Gahagan and 25-year-old Rocky Hill were all passengers. They were taken to Thayer Hospital with multiple injuries.

The driver of the car, 28-year-old Nathan Manning Harris of Easton was taken by Life Flight to Eastern Maine Medical Center. He was last reported in stable condition. State police say they are still looking into what caused the crash.


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