Fort Fairfield Woman Critically Injured in Easton Crash [UPDATE]
A Fort Fairfield woman was critically injured Sunday afternoon in a head on collision on Route 1A in Easton.
State troopers responded to the crash around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route1A and the Lamoreau Road.
According to Lt. John Cote of the Maine State Police, a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup operated by 67-year-old Barry Belyea of Portland was traveling north when he partially crossed the centerline into the path of a 2004 Honda sedan operated by 19-year-old Abigail Ladner of Fort Fairfield.
The Easton Fire Department responded to extricate the two drivers, who were pinned in their vehicles.
Ladner sustained life threatening injuries and was flown by fixed wing air ambulance from Presque Isle to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Cote said.
Belyea had minor injuries and a possible concussion from the crash and was transported via Crown Ambulance to TAMC in Presque Isle. He was treated and released.
The crash is being investigated by Trooper Rob Flynn. Lt. Cote said it does not appear that alcohol or speed were a factor in the collision.
[UPDATE] According to Sgt. Josh Haines of the Maine State Police, at around 3:30pm on November 15th Abigail Ladner succumbed to the injuries she sustained in the crash. Abigail passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. At the time of the crash, Abigail was wearing her seatbelt.