May 25, 2018
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Hermon woman injured in early-morning accident on I-95, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Hermon woman was hospitalized early Thursday morning when the car she was a passenger in lost control on Interstate 95, police said.

Virginia Mattson, 82, and her husband, Sylvanus Tracy, 86, were heading southbound around 8:30 a.m. when their 2004 Honda Accord drifted off the left side of the roadway, according to State Police Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance.

Tracy, who was behind the wheel, was traveling in the passing lane at Mile 115 when he began to lose control due to fatigue, Perkins-Vance said.

The vehicle left the road, hit a rock outcropping in the median, flipped over and landed on its wheels, the trooper said.

Tracy was not injured in the crash, but Mattson was transported to MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening, Perkins-Vance said.

The couple were wearing their seat belts and the vehicle’s air bags deployed. Speed and alcohol weren’t factors in the crash, according to Perkins-Vance.

The vehicle sustained extensive damage in the crash.

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