A single vehicle crash southbound on the Maine Turnpike in Gray ran over and kicked up a piece of metal road debris into the air.
On Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at approximately 10:20 am, State Police responded to a single vehicle crash southbound near Mile 61 on the Maine Turnpike in Gray. The driver, a 21 year old woman from New Hampshire stated that she was traveling southbound when a vehicle traveling in the same direction in front of her ran over and kicked up a piece of metal road debris into the air. The sharp metal struck the windshield of her 2021 red Jeep Wrangler where it impaled itself only inches from her face. The driver was able to safely pull over to the side of the road. She fortunately sustained only minor injuries and was checked by paramedics on scene. Troopers safely reunited her with her family upon leaving the crash scene. One lane was shut down for approximately 1 hour. The Maine Turnpike Authority and Gray Fire and Rescue assisted on scene.