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Posted on: March 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Train Vs. Vehicle New Gloucester 3-15-2021

New Gloucester Train Accident

Incident Date: 3/15/2021

Incident Time:  3:55 am

Incident Location: Intervale Road/Route 231, New Gloucester

Release Date:  3/15/2021

Release Time: 10:00 AM

On 3/15/2021 at approximately 3:55 am, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from the Pan AM Railways Dispatch Center of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of the railroad crossing and Route 231 in New Gloucester. When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered a male still trapped in the driver’s seat. New Gloucester Fire had to extricate the male from the vehicle. The male was brought to Central Maine Medical Center via Life Flight. The male is identified as David Ridlon (43 years old) from Winthrop. 

It appears as though the vehicle had struck a train traveling southbound. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

Released by:

Captain Kerry Joyce

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office 


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