December 29, 2012

Winslow collision closes Route 32, causes minor injuries Saturday afternoon

STAFF REPORT

WINSLOW -- Emergency workers closed a section of Route 32 for more than an hour Saturday afternoon after snowy conditions caused a two-vehicle crash.

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Firefighters from Winslow respond to a two-vehicle crash that closed Route 32 for about an hour Saturday afternoon. One person sustained minor injuries in the weather-related crash.

Staff photo by Ben McCanna

At about 3:30 p.m., Linnea Hofmeister, 39, of Vassalboro, was traveling north with a passenger when she lost control of her Chrysler Sebring, crossed the center line and side-swiped a Hyundai Tucson that was traveling south toward Vassalboro, said Officer Linda Smedberg.

Hofmeister was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both cars were destroyed. There were no other injuries and no charges will be filed, Smedberg said.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Saturday for central Maine through Sunday morning.

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