January 18, 2022

2 women badly injured in Skowhegan crash

SKOWHEGAN — Two elderly women were seriously injured Tuesday morning when they drove from a side street directly into the path of an unloaded pulp truck traveling south on North Avenue.

Doris Boynton, 82, and her passenger, Marion McLaughlin, age unknown, both of Skowhegan, received serious injuries when their 1995 Toyota Corolla was struck broadside on the passenger side of the car at the intersection of North Avenue and Lawton Street.

The operator of the pulp truck, Stuart Doane, 57, was uninjured.

Damage to the truck, owned by Prentiss and Carlisle of Enfield, was minimal, but Boynton’s vehicle was demolished, according to Skowhegan police Officer Jarod Stedman.

“It appears that the ladies may have failed to stop at the stop sign on Lawton Street,” said Stedman.

The officer said the Skowhegan Fire Department used extrication equipment to remove McLaughlin from the car. Both women were taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.

Stedman was assisted at the scene by Deputy Chief Rick Bonneau.

The accident remains under investigation, said Stedman, and no charges were filed.

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