November 18, 2019

Woman injured in Route 2 crash

PALMYRA — Nancy Reitze, 45, of Canaan was hospitalized at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield Thursday night after an accident on Route 2 in Palmyra.

According to Maine State Trooper Steve Spaulding, Reitze was driving a 1986 Ford Bronco west on Route 2, apparently following a 1990 Peterbilt truck loaded with tree-length logs.

When the driver of the truck, Thomas Clark, 46, of St. Albans, signaled to turn left at Cray’s Store near the intersection of Route 2 and Madawaska Road, Reitze apparently did not see his turn signal or realize he had stopped. She collided with the rear of the truck, demolishing her vehicle.

Reitze was not wearing a seat belt, according to Spaulding. There was no damage to the truck.

Spaulding was assisted at the scene by Trooper Peter Hardwick who was off duty at the time of the accident.

Reitze was treated at the scene by medical personnel assigned to the Sebasticook Valley Hospital ambulance and the Hartland-St. Albans ambulance before being transported to the Pittsfield hospital with a laceration to the forehead.

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