An Augusta woman is missing after reportedly being in a car accident on Dec. 21, officials said Tuesday.

Brianna Wilson, 19, is considered a missing person, according to Augusta police, who posted a notice on their Facebook page Monday asking for any information about her whereabouts.

“We just want to make sure she’s OK at this point,” Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Shaw said.

Her parents, who live in Pownal, reported her missing on Dec. 23, according to Lt. Don Foss of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.

“She had contacted her parents (on Dec. 21), told them something about a crash and said she was coming home. She never showed,” Foss said.

Foss said that when his department checked, Maine State Police had a report of a single-car accident in the early morning hours of Dec. 21 on the Maine Turnpike in the Kittery area involving Wilson’s car. There was a single male occupant in the car, but Wilson was not in the car when state police arrived on the scene.

The accident report was not complete on Tuesday, and the trooper handling the case was not on duty. It was unclear Tuesday if state police responding to the accident were aware that Wilson may have been involved in the crash.

A woman who answered the phone at the home of Wilson’s parents said they would not comment on the situation and hung up before identifying herself.

Foss said the sheriff’s investigation so far indicates Wilson may be back in Augusta, which is why his agency is working with the Augusta Police Department.

“We have done some investigating and all the leads are pointing to (the idea that) she’s in Augusta. Her parents say she’s staying with friends, but no one has been able to lay eyes on her yet,” Foss said. “Her parents believe she is in danger based on the friends she hangs out with.”

Foss said that although Wilson is an adult, if there is an indication that she may be in danger, police can investigate it as a missing person case. Foss refused to indicate the nature of the possible danger in Wilson’s case.

“They’re worried about her,” he said. “She’s an adult, she doesn’t have to tell mom and dad where she’s at. … It’s a missing person case, but it is also a well-being check.”


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