Slushy roads, speed contribute to crash that backs up I-395 traffic

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 20, 2014, at 10:53 p.m.

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BANGOR, Maine — Slushy road conditions were a major factor in an accident that snarled traffic on Interstate 395 Monday morning.

Amanda Williamson, 27, of Bucksport lost control of her sedan, bounced off a guardrail and struck a van driven by Scott Youngs, 62, of Orrington, state Trooper Brenda Coolen said.

Coolen said that Williamson may have been traveling too fast for the road conditions.

Youngs’ van was stopped near the intersection of the end of the interstate and Odlin Road waiting for a traffic light to turn green, the trooper said.

The van sustained minor damage but Williamson’s vehicle was demolished, Coolen said.

Williamson complained of neck and back pain and was transported by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center, the trooper said. Traffic was reduced to one lane for about a half hour while the scene was cleaned up.