Machias woman hospitalized after hitting utility pole

Posted March 13, 2012, at 10:13 a.m.
Last modified March 13, 2012, at 1:49 p.m.

MACHIAS, Maine — Machias police are investigating a one-vehicle accident on Route 1 that required the driver, Leah Roberts, 20, of Machias to be airlifted to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she is being treated for her injuries.

Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley said Tuesday that Roberts was westbound in a 2007 Chevrolet when her vehicle left the roadway at 12:45 a.m. Sunday near the Machias Valley Airport and struck a utility pole.

Dwelley said the accident remains under investigation but that driver distraction and alcohol may have been factors.


An earlier version of this story contained an error. The Machias police chief who spoke about the accident is Grady Dwelley, not Brady Dwelley.