CRYSTAL, Maine — A New Brunswick woman died Thursday from injuries she suffered in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95.
Elizabeth Snow, 51, of New Denmark, New Brunswick, initially was taken to Millinocket Regional Hospital with what state police Sgt. Tom Pelletier described as multiple life-threatening injuries.
She later was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she died shortly after her arrival, he said.
According to Pelletier, Snow was traveling south on I-95 about 11:30 a.m. in Crystal, near the Sherman town line, when for an unknown reason she crossed the rumble strip and traveled into the median.
Evidence at the accident scene indicated that Snow tried to get back onto the highway, but instead immediately struck a guardrail with the left side of her vehicle, ripping off the driver’s door and left rear sliding door of her 2005 Dodge Caravan, Pelletier said in a news release issued Thursday evening.
He said Snow was ejected from the van, landing in the passing lane. The van continued to travel across the highway, struck the guardrail on the travel lane, crossed the highway again and came to rest in the median.
Pelletier said the accident was reported by motorists, who said a female was lying in the roadway.
The investigation, led by Trooper Timothy Saucier, also showed that Snow was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
Pelletier said Deputy Peter Stone of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department and fire and emergency medical personnel from Island Falls, Oakfield and Patten assisted state police.