June 23, 2018
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Two escape serious injury in Grand Isle crash

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

GRAND ISLE, Maine — Two people escaped serious injury after a two-car crash in Grand Isle on Tuesday evening.

Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday the accident happened just before 6 p.m.

According to Dudley, Sandra Lavoie, 54, of Grand Isle was preparing to stop in the roadway and waiting to steer her 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix into a driveway.

Allen Dionne, 50, of Madawaska, who was traveling behind her in a 2008 Ford truck, told police he was unable to stop when Lavoie applied her brakes.

Dionne’s vehicle rear-ended Lavoie’s vehicle, pushing it into the oncoming lane. Lavoie suffered minor injuries in the accident, and was taken by Van Buren Ambulance to Cary Medical Center in Caribou.

Gail Beaupre, 46, a passenger in Lavoie’s vehicle, also was taken to Cary Medical Center by Van Buren Ambulance. She reportedly suffered minor injuries in the accident.

The Pontiac had severe damage and is considered a total loss. The Ford received front-end damage, but was able to be driven from the scene.

Dudley is the primary investigator and was assisted by members of the Grand Isle Fire Department. No charges are pending in this accident.

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