Police officer, women escape serious injury in crash

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 24, 2011, at 3:15 a.m.

WALLAGRASS, Maine – A Maine State Police trooper and a Fort Kent woman escaped serious injury Friday night in an accident on Route 11.

State police Sgt. Brian Harris said Friday that Trooper Tim Saucier was northbound on the roadway around 8:30 p.m. when Amy Carpenter, 41, of Fort Kent lost control of her vehicle.

Carpenter was southbound on Route 11 when her vehicle veered out of control on snow- and ice-covered roads and spun across the centerline.

Saucier managed to avoid a collision, but Carpenter careened off the roadway and struck a garage owned by Julie Taylor of Wallagrass.

After striking the building, Carpenter continued through the garage and struck some trees.

Carpenter was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash.

Taylor’s garage had extensive damage and Carpenters vehicle was judged a total loss.

Poor weather conditions and speed were factors in the crash.

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