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Two seriously injured in Standish crash

The incident involved a head-on collision between a dump truck and 2004 Volvo on Route 113 in Standish Wednesday afternoon.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two have been seriously injured in a head-on collision in Standish near the intersection of Ossipee Trail West on Route 113 at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident involved a dump truck and a 2004 Volvo operated by Rebecca McVety, 32, of Standish, according to a news release issued by the Cumberland County Sherriff's Office

McVety's vehicle was struck head-on, as it crossed the centerline and into the dump truck's path, where the dump truck driver was unable to avoid the collision, police say. 

McVety and her two-year-old daughter both suffered serious injuries. McVety was transported to Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter, and her daughter was transported by Standish EMS to Maine Medical Center, according to the release. 

The dump truck driver did not sustain any injuries. 

Police say both drivers were wearing seat belts, and the toddler was properly fastened in a child safety seat at the time of the crash. 

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit are investigating the incident to determine if distracted driving was a contributing factor in the crash.

This investigation is ongoing. No further information is being released at this time.  

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