Sullivan woman, 25, dies in ATV accident



SULLIVAN — A Sullivan woman died in an all-terrain vehicle crash on Punkinville Road just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, Hancock County Sheriff Chief Deputy Pat Kane reported.

Whitney N. Doughty, 25, died at the scene, Kane said.

Doughty had been operating a 2018 Polaris Razor that drifted across the roadway and struck a tree, police said.

“The ATV rotated counter-clockwise and came to rest against the tree,” said Kane.

Doughty’s passenger, Garrett Young, 25, of Sullivan was treated at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

“None of the occupants were ejected from the ATV and both were wearing safety belts,” Kane said. “Neither occupant was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.”

Kane and Deputy Jeff McFarland are still investigating the crash.

Maine Game Wardens David Simmons and Camden Akins assisted at the scene.

Sullivan Fire and Rescue helped treat the victims, police said.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *