Woman Injured in Penobscot Crash



ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost said a Dixmont woman severely injured her leg after her sport utility vehicle went off the road and into a ditch Thursday morning on Front Ridge Road in Penobscot. The vehicle came to rest against a tree, the deputy said.

Apryl Vanags, 34, was partially pinned inside her vehicle, Frost said. Crews from the Blue Hill, Sedgwick and Penobscot fire departments had to extract her from the vehicle. 

Emergency officials also closed Route 15 to through traffic in Penobscot for a couple of hours.

“Vanags was wearing her seat belt and her airbag was deployed,” Frost said. She was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. The SUV, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, is a total loss, the deputy said.

Investigators don’t know why the vehicle went off the road. Peninsula Ambulance and Dave’s Towing assisted.

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