State Police say speed and alcohol were factors in a crash early Saturday that sent a 17-year-old Madawaska boy and a passenger to the hospital.

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Trooper Matthew Curtin responded to the crash on Pelletier Avenue in Frenchville around 3 a.m.

The initial investigation revealed that the teen had been driving north on Pelletier Avenue when he lost control of his pickup and went off the roadway. The vehicle went into a ditch and rolled over, coming to a rest on its roof on an embankment.

Maine State Police - Troop F


State Police said both the driver and passenger were able to get out of the truck after the crash. They were transported by Madawaska Ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent and treated for minor injuries.

Family members said two other young people who were ejected from the vehicle were taken to the hospital by private vehicle before the ambulance arrived. No word on their condition.

Police say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash and court action is pending.

Members of the Madawaska Police and Fire Departments also responded to the crash. Cpl. Chuck Michaud said Saturday evening that the investigation is active and ongoing and no further details would be released.