April 25, 2018
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Three injured in Ellsworth accident

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

Three injured in Ellsworth accident

Police deem both vehicles a total loss

ELLSWORTH — Three people, including a 9-year-old girl, were injured Tuesday morning in a crash on Route 1 in Ellsworth.

Heather Barnes, 26, of Ellsworth was headed east on Route 1 near the weigh station just before 10 a.m. Tuesday when her vehicle crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Jane Washburn, 56, of Penobscot, according to Officer Gil Jameson of the Ellsworth Police Department.

Barnes’ vehicle, a 2001 Chevy van, left the road and went down a small embankment, coming to rest against trees. Washburn’s car, a 1998 Subaru, came to rest sideways across the westbound lane.

Washburn, Barnes and Barnes’ daughter Audrey Scruggs, 9, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, all complained of pain and were taken by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, were treated and later released.

Two other passengers in Barnes’ vehicle, Zachery Hanson, 2, and Ryleigh Pickard, 1, were not injured. They were both secured in child safety seats.

Barnes was issued a summons for operating with an unsecured passenger in the vehicle.

Both vehicles were considered total losses in the accident, according to Jameson.

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