Man takes "selfie" while driving, crashes into tree

ORIENT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police said a driver attempting to take a "selfie" caused a car crash that left multiple people injured.

The crash happened Saturday on Deering Lake Road in Orient.

Police said 29-year-old Jordan Toner was driving with seven passengers when he leaned over to join the photo, ran off the road and into a tree.

Among the people injured were two females sitting in the front seat. Authorities said one of them suffered a fractured nose and cut above her eye, while the other sustained neck and possible back injury. They were transported to Houlton Regional Hospital. Sgt. Chadwick H. Fuller said neither of the women were wearing seat belts.

Two male passengers also suffered injuries including cuts near their eyes and back.

Maine State Police have identified the passengers as Jesse Toner, 31, Adam Toner, 35, Elizabeth Toner, 28, Katharine Ferrill, 28, Kyle Ferrill, 28, Chris Dean, 29, and Meaghan Brown, 28, Dedham.

Toner was summonsed for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle due to being distracted.


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