Hit-and-Run Crash Damages Caribou Radio Station
Police are investigating after a vehicle went out of control and crashed into a Caribou radio station early Saturday, causing extensive damage.
Shortly after 1:00 a.m., a car failed to stop at the end of the Caribou Connector, crossed Sweden Street and drove into the WFST studios, according to the station’s Facebook page. There was no one in the station at the time.
The driver allegedly left the scene of the accident and continued driving up the New Sweden Road. Caribou Police and State Police responded to the radio station at 670 Sweden Street and gathered evidence-namely, a license plate left at the scene-which enabled them to identify the vehicle involved in the crash.
The car was located in New Sweden on Saturday, according to WFST station personnel. Caribou and State Police are continuing the investigation to determine who was driving the car and the circumstances that led to the accident.
The radio station resumed broadcasting on Saturday and volunteers worked throughout the day to clean up and repair the damage.
The WFST-AM studio on Sweden Street originally opened in 1956 and is one of the oldest broadcast facilities in northern Maine. For the past 20 years, it has been operated by Northern Broadcast Ministries, and airs Christian music and programming in cooperation with area churches.