March 22, 2019
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Stetson family injured in Plymouth car accident

PLYMOUTH – Four members of a Stetson family were injured Monday afternoon when their car went off Route 7, down a deep embankment and struck a tree.

A man and two children suffered minor injuries, but the woman driver’s leg was broken in the crash, according to the Maine State Police.

The car was demolished.

Vanessa Newton, 22, was driving east on Route 7 about 12:30 p.m. Monday when she lost control of the 1994 Buick sedan. Newton told investigators that she reached behind the seat for a baby bottle.

Also injured were her husband, Christopher Newton, 24, and her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son. They suffered cuts, possibly from the broken windshield, but were not seriously injured, police said.

The adults were wearing seat belts and the boy was in a car seat and buckled. The girl apparently unbuckled her seat belt before the accident.

Vanessa Stetson was issued two summonses – one for driving after suspension and one for not having a child properly buckled.


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