A woman involved in a traffic accident over the weekend in Madison died from her injuries, Maine State Police confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Melissa Tracy, 42, of Anson, was taken by ambulance around 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the accident scene on Lakewood Road to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan. She was later taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

At the time of the crash, Tracy, driving a black Hyundai Sonata, and two other vehicles were heading north on Lakewood Road, according to Trooper Dave Powser. Tracy, who was driving behind the other two vehicles, tried to pass in the right lane as the two northbound lanes merged into one. When she tried returning to the now-single lane, the rear driver’s side of Tracy’s car clipped another vehicle. Powser said that caused Tracy’s vehicle to spin and slam into a tow truck in the parking lot of Charlie and Son Auto Sales.

Tracy’s injuries included pelvic and thoracic fractures and extensive internal bleeding. She died from those injuries Monday morning, Powser said.

According to her Facebook page, Tracy lived with her husband, Richard Tracy, in Anson. She was a member of Carrabec High School’s class of 1994.

Richard Tracy posted on his page Monday that he loved his wife.

“I love and miss you Melissa Tracy,” he wrote. “You are always going to be in my heart.”

A GoFundMe page has been created by Richard Tracy’s co-workers to raise money to pay for the funeral expenses.

Emily Higginbotham — 861-9239

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