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WCSH Crew Survives Crash

A pair of WCSH Portland (Maine) staffers are OK after a frightening accident yesterday that saw a car cross the median and drive south in the northbound lane. The car slammed into the WCSH microwave truck, which had photographer Aaron Twombly and reporter Susan Kimball on board. The station’s truck skidded on its side for some 300 yards; Twombly and Kimball were treated at the hospital and soon released. The driver of the car, Heather Bouchard, was killed. 

"It just sort of happened. All of a sudden the car appeared sideways, coming at us and it was like… ‘this is gonna be bad.’ And it was bad. It was horrible. It was horrible," said Twombly on wchs6.com.

An NBC affiliate, the Gannett station has long been the news leader in Portland.

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.