June 24, 2018
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Mars Hill woman in critical condition after striking moose

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

EASTON, Maine — A Mars Hill woman remained in critical condition at a Bangor hospital Sunday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving struck a moose in Easton late Friday evening.

Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said the crash that injured Yolanda Smith, 23, took place at approximately 8:30 p.m on Bangor Road.

Smith was traveling south on the roadway in her 2002 Ford Mustang when she struck a bull moose that had entered the roadway.

Smith continued to travel approximately a quarter mile before driving into a deep ditch.

Dudley said Smith suffered head trauma and lacerations in the accident.

The Easton Fire Department used extrication equipment to free her from the vehicle and took her to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle.

She was later flown to Bangor by Aroostook Critical Care Air Transport.

Deputy Ross McQuade is the primary investigator. He was assisted at the scene by other sheriff’s department deputies and the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Mustang is considered a total loss.

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