May 2, 2012

POLICE: 3-car wreck on Route 17

Kennebec Journal Staff

WINDSOR -- Two people were taken to the hospital Monday after a three-car wreck on Route 17.

Chantel Madina, 20, of Gardiner, who is pregnant, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta as a precaution, said Sgt. Scott Taylor of the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office.

Jeremy Pare, 34, of Manchester, was taken to the same hospital to be treated for cuts to his face and complaints of pain in his arms. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, Taylor said.

The third driver, Philip Lewis, 62, of Sabattus, was not injured.

The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m., as Madina, driving a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, was following Lewis' 2009 Toyota Corolla east on Route 17. Lewis slowed to turn left into Ron's Electric. Madina failed to notice Lewis' slowing car and hit it from behind, Taylor said.

The impact pushed Lewis' car into the westbound lane, where it was hit head-on by Pare's 2004 Toyota Corolla.

All three vehicles stayed in the road, blocking both lanes.

"Traffic was held up for probably 20 minutes," Taylor said.

The speed limit in the area is 55 mph.

Rescue workers from Delta Ambulance and Windsor and Augusta rescue, as well as Windsor firefighters, responded to the crash.

No substances were involved in the crash and there are no charges, Taylor said.



At 4:18 p.m., an assault was reported on Boothby Street.

4:48 p.m., an assault was reported at Cony High School on Pierce Drive.

5:10 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on State Street.

5:38 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct at the dog park on Canal Street.

5:56 p.m., there was a disturbance reported on Gage Street.

6:11 p.m., there was a disturbance reported on Davenport Street.

7:27 p.m., a person was reported missing from Granite Street.

7:56 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked at an Eastern Avenue business.

8:34 p.m., an assault was reported on Granite Street.


At 1:10 a.m., there was a report of a burglary in progress on Ridge Road.

1:10 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance at a Northern Avenue business.

1:40 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Northern Avenue.

6:53 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at an Edison Drive business.

9:50 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Western Avenue.

12:08 p.m., mischief was reported on Ridge Road.

2:03 p.m., theft was reported at a Stone Street store.

2:35 p.m., shoplifting was reported at a Western Avenue store.



A 30-year-old Farmingdale woman was charged with operating after suspension and failure to provide insurance by police responding to a report of a vehicle being driven erratically on Route 17.


There was a report of a stolen all-terrain vehicle, which was later found.


At 4:59 p.m., mischief was reported on Mud Mill Road.



A man called police after his ex-wife repeatedly broke into his garage that he had padlocked. The ex-wife told police her freezer was in the garage and that her ex-husband had failed to give her a key to the garage. Police told the couple the complaint was a civil matter.


Police and Department of Health and Human Services workers responded to a report of parents abusing children and selling pills from their China home. The investigation determined the children were in good health and no additional action was taken, police said.


At 2:50 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on 13th Fire Road.



At 1:07 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at a Water Street business.

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