Distracted Driving Leads to Crash with Oil Truck in Littleton
Around 11:20 a.m. Monday, authorities responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Littleton involving a delivery van, a fuel oil delivery truck and a SUV.
According to the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, 66-year-old Arthur Fairbrother, of Swanville, became distracted while driving his 2007 Freightliner delivery van heading southbound on US Route 1 and struck a Daigle Oil fuel oil delivery truck, operated by 44-year-old Corey Austin of Houlton, traveling in the same direction.
A 2003 Ford SUV, driven by 31-year-old Tania Dionne of Fort Kent, also heading southbound swerved to avoid the accident and became lodged in a snowbank.
No one was injured, but the delivery van is believed to be totaled. The fuel delivery truck sustained about $10,000 in damages and the SUV was not damaged.
Fairbrother was issued a summons for failure to provide evidence of insurance. Sgt. Kris Miller investigated this accident and was assisted by Border Patrol.