Enfield man critical after two-car crash

Posted Jan. 18, 2009, at 8:05 p.m.

ENFIELD, Maine — A local man was listed in critical condition Sunday night at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after he lost control of his Jeep on an icy patch of road Saturday and struck a car head-on.

Dirk Sutherland, 34, was driving about 5 p.m. Saturday on Dodlin Road, according to Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy David Duplisea, when his 1995 Jeep spun into the path of a 2004 Dodge Stratus driven by Heaven Lane, 31, of Enfield.

Sutherland had to be extricated from his vehicle, Duplisea said Sunday. He was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to EMMC.

Lane and Sally Wortman, age unknown, of Mattawamkeag, who was a passenger in her daughter’s car, were taken to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln for treatment of minor injuries, the deputy said. Neither was admitted.

Both women were wearing seat belts, according to Duplisea. The air bags of both vehicles deployed, the deputy said.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Duplisea said. No charges are expected to be filed against either driver.

The Jeep and the Dodge were demolished, Duplisea said.

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