APPLETON, Maine — A Rockland woman was killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on the Sennebec Road.
Morgan Wadsworth, 24, the passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 3:45 p.m. near Sunrise Lane, according to Maine State Trooper Jeremy Wesbrock.
The accident happened when the driver, Brian Boody, 28, of Appleton, lost control of the the car he was driving north on the road, Wesbrock said Saturday afternoon. The car went off the left side of the road, striking a large tree before it came to a stop nearby in a small pond.
Boody suffered significant injuries in the accident and initially was taken by ambulance to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Wesbrock said. Boody later was transferred by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he remained in stable condition Saturday, the trooper said.
Wesbrock said Wadsworth was wearing a seat belt in the accident but that Boody was not. He said both airbags, on the driver’s side and on the passenger side, deployed during the accident.
The vehicle in the accident, a 2001 Saab, was destroyed.
Police are conducting blood tests on Boody, as they do with drivers in all fatal accidents in Maine, according to Wesbrock. He said police have no indication that Boody was impaired or intoxicated at the time of the crash.
“Speed does appear to be a factor,” the trooper said.
According to local residents, there have been two other fatal accidents along the same stretch of road in recent years.