WALDO — A crash at the intersection of Routes 7 and 131 (Moosehead Trail and Waldo Station Road) at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 11, extensively damaged the two vehicles involved, as well as a motorboat being towed on a trailer.

No one appeared to be injured seriously, but according to Deputy Lucas Potts of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the two vehicles, boat and trailer were all a total loss.

Speaking at the scene, John Ellis of Belfast told The Republican Journal he was driving south on Route 7 in his black 2018 Ford pickup truck, heading home towing a boat and motor on a trailer, when a black 2015 Toyota RAV 4, heading east on Route 131, collided with his vehicle in the intersection.

Potts said Monday afternoon, June 12, that Ellis “saw that the vehicle did not come to a complete stop, and struck him in the front passenger corner. The (Toyota) turned 180 degrees and hit the boat and trailer.” The impact sent Ellis’s pickup, boat and trailer into the northbound lane of Route 7, and “almost 100 yards” down the lawn of a house on the southeast corner of the intersection until the truck ran into bushes and a tree on the far side of the property, Potts said.

The RAV 4 came to a stop in tall grass and weeds on the southwest corner of the intersection, facing west. The driver, Kellee Greatorex, her daughter, two grandchildren and their small dog escaped injury in the crash. Potts said Greatorex received a summons for failure to stop.

Airbags deployed in both the compact SUV and the pickup truck, which was towing Ellis’s Lund 1875 Crossover XS fish and ski boat and trailer.

Ellis hit his head in the crash, and said Belfast Ambulance EMTs checked out cuts on his right forehead. The Waldo Fire Department also responded, with two fire trucks, and personnel assisted in directing traffic and removing debris from the roadway and private property.

Totman’s towed the pickup, boat and trailer from the scene.

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