Bangor woman hospitalized after tractor-trailer collides with Prius on slick interstate

This tractor-trailer snarled traffic on Interstate 95 in Bangor Wednesday morning.
Ryan McLaughlin
This tractor-trailer snarled traffic on Interstate 95 in Bangor Wednesday morning.
Posted Feb. 05, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 05, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.

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BANGOR, Maine — Interstate 95 traffic was snarled during a snowy Wednesday morning commute after a tractor-trailer and a Prius collided just north of the Stillwater Avenue exit, police said.

Nancy Kravit, 64, of Bangor was heading northbound when she lost control on the slick highway and was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by Chad Morrison, 36, of Clinton, state police Trooper Josh D’Angelo said.

The truck struck Kravit’s vehicle on the passenger side and Morrison’s rig subsequently skidded into the median, D’Angelo said.

The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. and prompted police to shut down the interstate for about a half-hour before opening a single lane. Both lanes have since reopened.

Kravit’s vehicle was destroyed and she was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of a head injury, the trooper said. Morrison, whose rig is owned by Ferreira Brothers Trucking out of Unity, was not hurt.

The maximum speed Wednesday morning was 40 mph due to hazardous travel conditions created by the weather.

 

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