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Thomaston woman succumbs to crash injuries

By Stephen Betts | Aug 19, 2019
Source: File photo

Union — A Thomaston woman who was injured Aug. 13 in a car crash on Route 17 in Union has died.

Amy Thompson, 26, died Aug. 15 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

She was taken to EMMC by a LifeFlight helicopter following the crash, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. near the Agway store. The grounds of Union Elementary School were used as a landing zone for the helicopter.

The woman was driving west in a Jeep Cherokee when it appears to have struck a guardrail and possibly flipped before ending up about 30 feet off the road. The vehicle was heavily damaged and had to be towed.

A passerby called 911 to report the crash, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Patrick Polky.

Sheriff Tim Carroll said Monday that Thompson was heading home at the time of the crash.

The lead investigator is Deputy Jacob Labo. The Knox County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Knox Regional Communications Center, Union Fire Department, Union Rescue, Waldoboro Emergency Medical Service, LifeFlight of Maine, Thomaston Police Department and Camden Exxon.


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Comments (1)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Aug 20, 2019 07:52

Seems odd doesn't it one fatal and one near fatal crash at the same location just a few months apart.

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