Trenton crash injures 4, including baby


First responders worked to extricate an injured man after a collision on Route 3 in Trenton early Wednesday morning. The accident took place just north of Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport. It resulted in a stoppage of traffic in both directions. PHOTO BY CHARLES EICHACKER

TRENTON — Four people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 in front of Unique Antiques.

Deputy Rob Morang said the crash occurred when a northbound Chevrolet sedan crossed the centerline, striking a southbound pickup truck head-on.

Michael Corbin, 21, of Bar Harbor was driving the sedan. He had his 5-month-old son in the car with him, Morang said. The baby was strapped into a car seat.

Jonathan Nyborg, 62, of Sullivan was operating a 2004 Dodge pickup with passenger Rebecca Merchant, 49, of Hancock, Morang said.

Nyborg and Merchant were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, the deputy said.

Everyone initially was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

Corbin, who was seriously injured, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Morang said.

A Maine Coast Memorial Hospital spokesman said the 5-month-old was in good condition; Nyborg was discharged before 1 p.m. and Merchant was still being evaluated.

The crash occurred at 7:19 a.m.

Morang is still investigating what led to the accident. Speed does not appear to be a factor, the deputy said.

Both vehicles are total losses.

Morang was assisted by Chief Deputy Richard Bishop, Detective Alan Brown, Deputies Jeffrey McFarland and Benjamin Astbury and Mount Desert Police Chief James Willis, Sgt. Jason Sattler of State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and the Bar Harbor Police Department. Also assisting were the Ellsworth, Trenton, Lamoine and Mount Desert fire departments.


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