A Bar Harbor woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash Tuesday in Levant.

The Driver Was Alone in the Vehicle

Jennifer Archie, 38, of Bar Harbor was traveling westbound on Avenue Road in Levant when the crash happened. She was alone in the vehicle.

Officials Say the Car Hit a Utility Pole and Then Caught Fire

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Troopers responded to the crash at approximately 9:30 Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they found a single vehicle on fire and the driver, Archie, who was ejected from the car at the time of the crash. It's not known whether she was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Speed Appears to Have Been a Factor in the Crash

An initial investigation into the circumstances of the crash suggests that she lost control of her 2010 Toyota Corolla and hit the pole, which caused the car to catch fire. The Road was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.

Officials say speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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