Woman still critical after Westfield crash

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:44 a.m.

WESTFIELD, Maine — A Presque Isle woman remained in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor early Wednesday evening after the vehicle that she was driving collided with another vehicle in Westfield on Tuesday.

Victoria Tracy, 20, was flown to the Bangor hospital after being seriously injured in the crash on U.S. Route 1. Police provided an incorrect version of the woman’s name to the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday.

Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said the crash took place just after 2:30 p.m. on a portion of the roadway that is known locally as Buckley Hill.

According to Dudley, Tracy was northbound in her Ford Ranger when she lost control of the vehicle and slid into the southbound lane.

Her pickup was struck by a Toyota Tundra operated by William O’Connell, 56, of Presque Isle.

Dudley said both vehicles ended up in a driveway in the area.

Both drivers were taken by Crown Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle. Tracy then was flown to EMMC. The status of her condition has remained unchanged since the accident, according to an EMMC spokesperson Wednesday.

O’Connell suffered minor injuries and was treated at TAMC and released Tuesday, according to Dudley.

Both vehicles are considered a total loss.

Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Kristopher Malmborg is the primary investigator. He was assisted in the investigation by Deputy Ross McQuade, Deputy Michael Montpetit, state police Trooper Robert Flynn and members of the Mars Hill Fire Department.

No charges will be filed in connection with the accident, according to Dudley.

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