Wanted felon accused of causing Maine crash

Posted May 13, 2010, at 5:34 a.m.

WINTHROP, Maine — Maine state troopers say a car that was being pursued by police collided nearly head-on with a sport utility vehicle, injuring both drivers and tying up Route 202 in Winthrop.

Troopers say the driver of the car being chased by an Androscoggin County deputy was 39-year-old Glen Witham of Skowhegan, who was wanted for outstanding felony warrants. He was taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with critical injuries.

Troopers are investigating the collision, which happened before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The SUV driver, 27-year-old Jenna Lawrence of Manchester, was taken to MaineGeneral in Augusta. Her injuries are not life threatening.

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