A woman was seriously injured on Monday morning after her vehicle collided with a fully loaded tractor trailer. 

Jessica Richards, 42, of New Portland, was northbound on Route 201 at around 1:25 a.m. when her vehicle veered over the centerline and collided with a tractor trailer, the Morning Sentinel reported.

The tractor trailer’s driver, Michel Langelier, 46, of Saint-Prosper, Quebec, was not injured. 

Richards, who suffered from a potential head injury and an injury to her upper left arm, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. 

Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office did not know whether Richards had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, the newspaper reported. Mitchell said that Richards had been the only occupant of the vehicle. 

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley and staying active in the Maine outdoors.