Unlicensed motorist drives right into oncoming logging truck

A motorist was seriously injured after driving into an oncoming logging truck in Maine on Wednesday. 

The accident happened on December 16th at around 1 a.m. in Clifton, Maine. 

According to News Center Maine, 30-year-old Jay Preston was driving along Route 9 with a suspended driver’s license when he suddenly crossed the centerline of the highway and collided head-on with an oncoming logging truck. 

The force of the impact spilled the load of logs across the roadway and trapped Preston inside of his wrecked vehicle with serious injuries. Emergency personnel had to cut Preston from his vehicle before he could be transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his critical injuries. 

Despite the state of his damaged rig, 56-year-old truck driver, Rodney Tolman, was miraculously not injured in the crash. 

Route 9 was shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the wreckage and reconstruct the scene for further investigation. Officers are still investigating the incident and anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to contact police at 207-973-3700 extension 9.