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Two hospitalized after snowy Aroostook County crash

Police said poor weather conditions, road conditions, and speed are thought to be factors in the crash.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — Two drivers were hospitalized following a snowy crash in Aroostook County, police said. 

A 72-year-old man from Presque Isle was driving his 2020 GMC Terrain east on Maine State Route 163 in T11 R4 WELS when he lost control on the snow-covered road and crossed the center line, according to a news release from Maine State Police. 

A 69-year-old woman from Portage was driving a 2016 Buick Enclave west on the same road at that time. Police said she spotted the GMC "swerving out of control" and tried to avoid a collision by moving toward a ditch. 

She was unsuccessful, and the vehicles crashed head-on, according to police. The collision left both vehicles disabled. 

Each driver was taken via ambulance to Northern Light AR Gould Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Police did not immediately release the drivers' names.

Poor weather conditions, road conditions, and speed were all thought to be factors in the crash, the release states. 

Credit: Maine State Police


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