Route 2 Crash Sends Three People to Hospital 

Twin sisters were among three people taken to the hospital Monday morning, after a crash on Route 2 in Hermon.

According to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, 51-year old Melinda Walton of Carmel and Melanie Berberoglu of Etna were heading up Miller Hill.

At the same time, 77-year old Donald Merrill of Milo, was turning onto Route Two from the Annis Road.

Authorities say the truck drove into the path of the SUV, sending the sisters’ vehicle up onto a lawn.

“I was sitting in the living room and I heard this tremendous crash,” says Stephen Woodward, “it knocked me off the couch, for crying out loud. And I came out and it was a big guy partially hanging out the window here. It took three or four of us to hold him up enough because his leg was caught under the steering wheel.”

“I stopped and tried to help maneuver him so he wouldn’t move,” adds Kevin Hartley, who was driving by and stopped to help.

“It appears that the truck did not completely stop at the stop sign and was turning left onto Route 2 and the other vehicle coming up Route 2 struck the driver’s side of the pick-up,” says Sgt. James Kennedy with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

All three people were taken to the hospital with what’s described as broken bones, head and neck pain.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.