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Head-on crash sends three to hospital

By Fran Gonzalez | Feb 18, 2021

Monroe — Emergency crews used the jaws of life to extricate a man after a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 139 in Monroe Wednesday evening.

According to Deputy Nicholas Oettinger of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, units responded to a call at 5:08 p.m. Feb. 16 in the area of 407 West Main St.

A 2007 Chevy Silverado driven by Carson G. Fuller, 19, of Jackson, collided head-on with a 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan driven by Stephen D. Cousins, 57, of Hampden, with two children,13 and 16, as passengers.

Cousins was entrapped for 20 to 30 minutes, police said, and had to be extricated.

Once freed, Cousins, along with the two children, was taken to Waldo County General Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Fuller refused medical treatment, police said, but reported he had pain in his left arm and an abrasion on one of his hands.

In a Facebook post by Waldo County Fire and EMS, the scene was described as "one vehicle on top of the other with entrapment."

The police report notes the road was covered in slush and ice and that Fuller was driving too fast for conditions. He crossed the center line and was unable to avoid striking the Toyota, the report says.

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