May 25, 2018
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Presque Isle woman in critical condition after accident

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

WESTFIELD, Maine — A Presque Isle woman is in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after she was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident in Westfield on Monday afternoon.
Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that the crash took place just after 2:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 1 in an area locally known as Buckley Hill.
According to Dudley, Victoria Tracy, 20, of Presque Isle was northbound in her Ford Ranger when she lost control of the vehicle and slid into the southbound lane.
Her pickup was struck by a Toyota Tundra operated by William O’Connell, 56, of Presque Isle.
Dudley said both vehicles ended up in a driveway in the area.
Both drivers were taken by Crown Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle. Tracey then was flown to EMMC where she was listed in critical condition Tuesday.
O’Connell suffered minor injuries and has since been released from TAMC, according to Dudley.
Both vehicles are considered a total loss.
Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Kristopher Malmborg is the primary investigator. He was assisted in the investigation by Deputy Ross McQuade, Deputy Michael Montpetit, state police Trooper Robert Flynn and members of the Mars Hill Fire Department.
No charges will be filed in connection to the accident, according to Dudley.

CORRECTION: The injured woman’s name is Victoria Tracy.

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