Two local men were injured, one critically, when the pickup truck they were traveling in crashed on Brock Road Monday evening, Nov. 7.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said 22-year-old Jonathan Carlson was the owner and operator of a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck that was traveling west on Brock Road around 5 p.m. Monday night. Also in the truck was a passenger, 21-year-old Thorin Robbins, whom LaHaye said is believed to be from Northport.

Both men were taken by Searsport Ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast following the crash. While Robbins was treated and released from the Belfast hospital, Carlson was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center. LaHaye said police believe Carlson had internal injuries as a result of the crash.

Tuesday afternoon, an EMMC spokesman said the hospital had no information about Carlson. The spokesman said that means Carlson is either no longer a patient at the hospital, or that he did not sign a consent form.

While heading west on Brock Road, LaHaye said, it appears Carlson lost control of the vehicle, which then struck a utility pole, skidded on its hood and driver’s side for a time, rolled over at least two times and eventually came to rest on its passenger side.

Carlson, LaHaye said, is believed to have been thrown 35 to 45 feet from the vehicle. He was found over the edge of an embankment at the base of a large birch tree, according to LaHaye.

While police were able to determine Robbins was wearing his seatbelt, according to LaHaye, they think Carlson was not wearing his seatbelt.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, LaHaye said Tuesday, Nov. 8, and he said Maine State Police personnel are reconstructing the crash. Part of what police hope to gain from that effort, according to LaHaye, is to determine whether or not speed was a factor in the crash. One other factor, the chief said, is already thought to have played a role.

“We believe alcohol was a factor,” he said.