Incident Date: December 26, 2019
Incident Time: 10:33 AM
Incident Location: Gray, Maine
Release Date: December 26, 2019
Release Time: 1:45 PM
At approximately 10:30 this date, Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded along with Gray Fire and EMS to the area of #132 Portland Road in Gray for a reported Motor Vehicle Crash.
The crash involved a 2003 Toyota Echo that had been reported stolen from the City of Auburn, Maine earlier in the morning. This stolen vehicle was operated by Joseph Lamoin, 33 years old of Hebron, Maine. Lamoin had a passenger at the time of the crash; she was identified as Sandra Landry, 50 years old, also of Hebron, Maine.
Just moments before the crash, witnesses observed Lamoin operating erratically and passing vehicles as he traveled south on Portland Rd. Lamoin was still in the process of passing numerous vehicles when he struck a 2002 Ford Ranger traveling north. The ford Ranger was being operated by James Hayward, 64 years old of North Yarmouth, Maine.
After striking the Ford Ranger, the vehicle operated by Lamoin spun out of control, struck an embankment and rolled over several times, coming to rest in the north bound lane of Portland Road.
Joseph Lamoin and Sandra Landry where both transported to the Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. James Hayward suffered no injury.
Lamoin faces numerous charges including Operating Under the Influence and Unauthorized Use of Property.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the crash while the Auburn Police Department is the primary investigating agency regarding the vehicle theft.
For More Information:
Captain Scott Stewart
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office