Steuben Woman, Daughter, Injured on Icy Road Crash



GOULDSBORO — Holly Sprague, 33, of Steuben, is in critical condition at a Boston hospital following a one-car accident Monday night on the Pond Road, police said.

Police Chief Glenn Grant said Sprague’s 3-year-old daughter, whose name was not released, also was injured and was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

A second child, a five-year-old daughter, was sitting in the backseat of the car behind her mother and appeared to be uninjured, he said.

Grant said Sprague was heading down Route 195 towards Route 1 around 9 p.m. and lost control of her car near Recreation Road, which leads to Jones Pond.

Sprague’s Ford Probe skidded over to the opposite side of the road and struck a utility pole on the passenger side, he said.

“That particular section of road was quite bad,” Grant said. “It was a mixture of rain and ice.”

He said rescue workers with the Gouldsboro Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricate Sprague and her daughter from the vehicle. Also responding to the scene were firefighters and first responders from Winter Harbor, Sullivan and Steuben. County Ambulance transported the injured.

“The pole was intact,” Grant said. “Her car wrapped right around it.”

He said Sprague was transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, LifeFlighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center and then transferred to an undisclosed hospital in Boston.

The three-year-old was sitting in the rear seat on the passenger side, sustained a cut on her neck and was transported to EMMC, Grant said.

“She underwent surgery this morning and is expected to make a full recovery,” he said.

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