Speed Leads to Hodgdon Crash
A middle aged woman received minor injuries in a vehicle crash on Route 2A in Hodgdon on Monday afternoon.
According to Trooper Josh Haines of the Maine State Police, police were called to the scene of a single motor vehicle crash on Route 2A in Hodgdon at around 12:20 p.m. Monday.
Police say that 34-year-old Maurice Boyce of Hodgdon was traveling south in a 1998 GMC Jimmy when he attempted to pass two vehicles. After passing the first vehicle, Boyce saw a vehicle traveling northbound in the opposing lane. Boyce had to pull back into his lane at a high rate of speed. Boyce hit the soft shoulder and lost control of the vehicle. Boyce traveled back across the northbound lane and struck a snowbank overturning and coming to rest against a telephone pole.
Boyce’s passenger, 53-year-old Crystal Barnes, also of Hodgdon, sustained minor injuries during the crash and was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital. Barnes had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life by Houlton Fire Department. Boyce was not injured in the crash.
Police say both Boyce and Barnes were wearing their sea-tbelts and neither airbag deployed. The vehicle sustained significant damage and was towed from the scene.