A Fort Fairfield young woman is in critical condition following a head on crash in Easton Sunday afternoon. State Police said a 2008 Toyota pickup operated by 67 year old Barry Belyea of Portland was traveling north on Rt. 1A when his pickup partially crossed the centerline into the path of a 2004 Honda sedan operated by 19 year old Abigail Ladner of Fort Fairfield who was traveling south. The head-on collision took place near the intersection of Rt. 1A and the Lamoreau Road.
Abigail Ladner sustained life threatening injuries and is in critical condition at EMMC in Bangor. Belyea sustained minor injuries and a possible concussion from the crash. He was treated and released from the hospital in Presque Isle. The investigation is still ongoing, but it does not appear alcohol or speed were factors .
The crash , which took place about 4:30 p.m., is being investigated and reconstructed by Tr. Rob Flynn. He was assisted by Troopers Clark, Quint and Marquis. The Easton Fire Department responded to the crash site to extricate the injured who were pinned in their vehicles, and Crown Ambulance also responded to the scene.