Two-car crash leaves two hurt, brings charges for both drivers

By Tanya Mitchell | Mar 04, 2014
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Northport — Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash on Atlantic Highway Thursday morning, Feb. 21, incurred charges as a result of the accident, which left a woman and a child injured.

According to the accident report at the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Jennifer Guptill of Vinalhaven was headed south in a 2008 Ford as 40-year-old Steven Greenmyer of Thomaston was traveling south in a 2001 Toyota pickup.

The report stated Guptill's vehicle started "fish tailing" on the slippery road. Guptill over corrected, causing the vehicle to spin clockwise. As Guptill's vehicle was spinning, it crossed over the center line and into Greenmyer's lane of travel. Greenmyer was unable to avoid colliding with Guptill's car.

The impact caused Guptill's car to go into a counterclockwise spin, and the vehicle eventually came to rest on the center line. Greenmyer's truck came to rest in the breakdown lane, according to the report.

Greenmyer was not hurt in the crash, but his 4-year-old passenger suffered a bump to the forehead. Greenmyer also had a 1-year-old child in the vehicle with him, but the report stated that child was not hurt in the crash. Greenmyer and both children were transported to WCGH, according to the report.

Guptill suffered a laceration to her left eyelid and Belfast ambulance attendants transported her to Waldo County General Hospital.

The police report stated Guptill had studded tires on the front but was using summer tires on the rear of her vehicle. Guptill was summoned for driving on two inadequate tires and for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

Greemnmyer, according to the report, was cited for operating without a license.

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