The firefighter injured Sunday when the pumper she was driving rolled over in Shapleigh is home recuperating from her injuries.

Natasha Kenny, 30, of Lebanon, a captain who has been a member of the department for five years, was returning from a call when she lost control of the pumper-tanker carrying 1,800 gallons of water. The truck hit the soft shoulder and rolled over on Newfields Road.

Witnesses told Fire Chief Duane Romano that the firefighter was trying to avoid a group of motorcyclists, though he had not yet confirmed that.

Kenny was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center where she was treated for cuts and bruises before being released.

The department had been called to a dryer fire on Ross Corner Road at 5 p.m. and Kenny had cleared to go get fuel when the crash occurred.

The State Police are investigating. Trooper Dan Worcester said evidence collected so far suggests the motorcyclists in the oncoming lane did nothing improper. An accident reconstructionist is determining how fast Kenny was going when she rounded the bend in Newfields Road just before the crash.

The tanker, a 2005, was destroyed but it is insured, the chief said.


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