Slick roads a factor in pair of local crashes

By Tanya Mitchell | Dec 03, 2013
Source: Belfast Police Department Brenda Thistlewood, 54, of Salisbury, Mass. was driving this 2003 Ford F150 pickup, traveling up Hayford Hill, when the vehicle skidded off the road an rolled onto its side Sunday morning, Dec. 1.

Waldo County — The wintry mix of weather that swept the region between Sunday, Dec. 1, and Monday, Dec. 2, contributed to at least two car crashes around the county.

Sunday morning, Dec. 1, Belfast police officers responded to the report of a one vehicle crash on Route 3 at 9:19 a.m.

Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said 54-year-old Brenda Thistlewood of Salisbury, Mass., was driving a 2003 Ford F150 pickup and was traveling up Hayford Hill when the accident occurred.

"They were going up the hill, and it being a pickup, it started sliding, then it kicked out and rolled over," said Cunningham.

According to the accident report, the pickup slid across the roadway, spun 180 degrees and rolled over, coming to rest on its side.

Neither Thistlewood nor her passenger, 50-year-old George Dow IV, also of Salisbury, Mass., was hurt as a result of the crash. Police summoned Dow at the scene for not wearing his seat belt.

The pickup was towed from the scene, Cunningham said.

Monday morning, Dec. 2, deputies with the Waldo County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-car crash on Frye Mountain Road in Knox. According to the police report, the accident occurred just before 8 a.m.

The report stated the driver, 24-year-old Warren Heath, of Montville, was driving too fast for the slippery road conditions when the 2007 Chevrolet pickup he was driving skidded off the right side of the eastbound lane. The vehicle came to rest after striking an embankment.

Heath was not injured, but police cited him for driving on two inadequate tires.

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