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Frenchville woman taken to Bangor hospital and Madawaska man faces charges in crash

FORT KENT, Maine — A Madawaska man is facing criminal charges and a Frenchville woman has been hospitalized following a single vehicle accident in Fort Kent.

Officer Curtis Picard of the Fort Kent Police Department responded to the accident call, which took place on North Perley Brook Road at around 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday.
Dakota Albert, 19, of Madawaska was driving a 2008 Hyundai passenger car at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.
“The vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and rolled over several times,” Pelletier said.
The only passenger in the car, Elizabeth Raymond, 21, of Frenchville, was ejected from the vehicle when the passenger door came open during the crash.
Raymond was not wearing a seatbelt, although Albert was, according to police.
Ambulance Service Inc. transported both Albert and Raymond to Northern Maine Medical Center where Albert was treated and released. Raymond was transported by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where she was in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon.
Both speed and alcohol were factors in the accident, according to Pelletier.
Police charged Albert with driving to endanger. Further charges are pending, Pelletier said.
The vehicle received disabling damage and Twins Service Station of Fort Kent towed it from the scene.

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