TOPSHAM, Maine — A Durham woman involved in a head-on collision Friday afternoon has died from her injuries.
Christina Babnaw, 44, died Saturday evening, Topsham police Sgt. Mark Gilliam confirmed Sunday.
Babnaw was traveling north on Route 24, also known as Middlesex Road, when her 2009 Toyota sedan veered off the right-hand side of the road, drove back onto the road and crashed head-on into a 2008 Hyundai SUV driven by 66-year-old Bruce Hanson of Harpswell, Topsham police said Friday.
Babnaw and Hanson, who were pinned in their vehicles, needed to be extricated by Brunswick and Topsham firefighters.
Babnaw’s passenger, 21-year-old Joshua White of Durham, suffered a broken pelvis.
Both White and Hanson’s passenger, 22-year-old Taylor Hanson of Harpswell, were able to get out of the vehicles on their own.
The crash happened near the Bowdoinham town line, in the 800 block of Middlesex Road. Police said speed was a factor and that it appeared that Babnaw was trying to catch up with another vehicle.