A New Jersey woman was taken to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries following a car crash with a box truck in Farmington on Wednesday night, police said.

Carol Wood, 71, of Warren, New Jersey, was driving her sport-utility vehicle east on Whittier Road around 5:10 p.m. and apparently ran a stop sign and crashed into a truck on Route 156, according to a news release from Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck.

Wood was in the area while vacationing with family in Vienna, said Peck.

Peck said witnesses reported seeing Wood’s 2002 GMC Yukon fail to stop at the stop sign and strike a 2007 International box truck driven by Benjamin Hartford, 20, of Jay.

Wood was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, said Peck.

It was raining at the time of the accident, Peck said, and both vehicles were impounded.

He said the accident is being investigated primarily by Farmington Police Officer Derek MacDonald and the crash will be reconstructed by Maine State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.


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