June 21, 2018
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Lyman accident sends woman to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

LYMAN, Maine — Slick roads contributed to a single-vehicle accident in southern Maine that sent a woman to the hospital, according to police.

Christine Byrd, 42, of Biddeford was heading westbound on Route 111 toward Sanford when she left the roadway to avoid hitting an eastbound car being driven by Donna V. Dresser, 62, of Alfred, according to York County Sheriff’s Department Major William King.

Dresser was heading east when she lost control of her car, having slowed for traffic. Her vehicle crossed the centerline but didn’t collide with Byrd’s.

Byrd’s vehicle left the roadway and struck three mailboxes before coming to a rest on the side of an embankment, deploying the air bag. She was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center with minor injuries, King said. Dresser was shaken but uninjured.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained the wrong name of the woman who was sent to the hospital. The woman is Christine Byrd not Mary Beth Ontkush.

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