Updated: Woman charged in head-on crash
Warren — A Waldoboro woman has been charged with operating under the influence, driving to endanger and failure to have insurance following a head-on collision that injured two people.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to a head-on collision on Route 1 in Warren just south of Route 90 at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 11, according to a press release. Warren Fire and Rescue was dispatched, along with Waldoboro Ambulance Service.
Jillian Richards, 24, was driving south on Route 1 in her 2005 Pontiac sedan. Richards reportedly fell asleep, crossed the center line and struck a 2005 GMC truck driven by John Engwer, 53, of Wrentham, Mass. Richards told police she was on her way back from a methadone clinic at the time of the crash and did not remember what had happened.
Richards was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. She was taken to a central Maine hospital by LifeFlight helicopter with non-life-threatening injuries. Engwer was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center by ambulance for complaint of pain.
There were no other passengers in either vehicle.
Deputy John Hansen is investigating and was assisted by Deputy Paul Spear and Sgt. Tim Hoppe of the Thomaston Police Department.