ACTON, Maine — Police are looking for a dual-wheeled vehicle with front-end damage that crashed into a house on Acton Ridge Road late Saturday, making a huge hole and trapping an elderly woman inside, York County Sheriff William King Jr. said in a news release.
“The vehicle fled the scene and was last seen heading toward Wakefield, New Hampshire,” King said. “Deputy Corey Sweatt is the investigating deputy and believes the suspect vehicle may possibly be a wrecker with a flat bed or just a flat bed truck.”
The woman’s home is located at the junction of Acton Ridge and Mann roads.
“Witnesses report a dual wheeled 1 ton pickup truck appeared to be traveling too fast and could not negotiate a curve on Acton Ridge Road,” the sheriff said. “The vehicle left the roadway, crossed a lawn and crashed into [the] elderly woman’s house. Luckily, the woman was asleep in an upstairs bedroom.”
The woman was trapped on the second floor because her stairwell was destroyed in the crash, and she was rescued by Acton and Newfield fire and rescue personnel.
“The crash caused the stairs to collapse and there was too much debris for her to get out of the home herself,” King said.
Anyone with information about the crash can call Deputy Corey Sweatt at the York County Sheriff’s Office at 324-1113.