2016-11-15 / State/Regional

Police say woman intentionally caused Maine crash

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WOOLWICH (AP) - A Maine woman has been charged with intentionally driving her car into a tractor-trailer truck and causing a crash in Woolwich.

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Sandra Francis, of Damariscotta, faces charges that include driving to endanger and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon in the crash last week on U.S. Route 1.

Sheriff Joel Merry says the tractor-trailer driven by 66-year-old Robert Martin, of Sunapee, New Hampshire, was traveling south when Francis’s vehicle traveling north veered directly into its path.

Merry says Martin made every attempt to avoid the collision and ended up wedged against a line of guardrails. He wasn’t hurt.

Francis was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening. She’s due in court Jan. 10.

It wasn’t immediately known if Francis has an attorney.

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