3 hurt in I-95 collision in Fairfield

Posted Dec. 25, 2010, at 4:42 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Three people were hurt, one with severe injuries, Friday afternoon after a car spun out of control and slammed into an SUV on Interstate 95.

The Morning Sentinel reports that Priscilla Speed, 69, of Burnham was severely injured and was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville, along with Alton Varney, 41, of Burnham, and his 13-year-old daughter Arica Varney. All the injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

The three people who were injured and an uninjured passenger, 16-year-old Jessica Varney, were traveling southbound on the highway in a 1999 GMC Suburban when a 2004 Ford Taurus spun out of control and crashed into the SUV. The Ford then bounced off the guardrail and hit the SUV again.

The driver of the Ford, 19-year-old Jake Whitcher of Windham, was uninjured.

Police said driver inattention and speed likely contributed to the crash. Both cars were considered total losses, the Morning Sentinel reports.

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