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Orient man severely burned after crashing truck

4:37 PM, Nov 19, 2012   |    comments
  • Wreckage from crash that severely burned Micah Bartlett of Orient. Courtesy: Tr. Jared Sylvia
  • Wreckage from crash that severely burned Micah Bartlett of Orient. Courtesy: Tr. Jared Sylvia
    
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ORIENT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A man from Orient is in a Massachusetts hospital with burns to 70% of his body after a Sunday night crash.

State Police say Micah Bartlett, 46, of Orient, crashed Sunday night around 7:30. Bartlett had been travelling east on Number 9 Rd. when his truck left the road on a sharp corner, rolled, hit some trees and caught fire.

The first person to arrive said that Bartlett was out of the truck and on fire when he arrived.

Police responded and called for the Life Flight helicopter which first took Bartlett to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and later flew him to Mass General Hospital in Boston.

Police are still looking into why Bartlett crashed in the first place.

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