RANGELEY — A United Parcel Service truck was towed after sustaining extensive damage from a collision with a logging truck Wednesday on Route 4, police say.

Christopher Mathieu, 26, of Waterville, was driving the UPS truck down Overlook Road around noon when he drove through a stop sign because of slippery road conditions, according to Rangeley police Chief Russell French.

“It appears that the UPS truck driver lost control of his vehicle and was unable to stop for the stop sign,” French said.

Because the roads were still slick from snow, Mathieu’s truck slid into the side of a passing MNH logging truck driven by Gerald Moody, 63, of Phillips.

The logging truck was not loaded and, while the side was damaged, the truck was still drivable after the crash.

The UPS truck had “extensive front-end damage,” French said. In the original report to police, Mathieu reported an injury; but later he declined treatment.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour


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