Police & Fire

Woman taken to Bangor hospital following head-on collision in Fort Kent

FORT KENT, Maine — An 86-year-old woman was taken to a Bangor hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Fort Kent on Thursday. 


Officer Curtis Picard of the Fort Kent Police Department responded to the call about an accident on West Main Street near the McDonald’s fast food restaurant just after 5:30 p.m. 

Marilyn Thibodeau was driving a 2017 Ford Escape westbound on the road when her vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2017 Jeep Cherokee driven by 51-year-old Amy Ouellette.

Ambulance Service Inc. took Thibodeau to Northern Maine Medical Center for treatment of a head injury. 

“Her injury may have been sustained upon her exit of the vehicle after the accident,” Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier said.

Thibodeau was later taken by a LifeFlight helicopter to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. 

Ouellette was not injured. Both vehicles received extensive damage.

It was not known as of Friday morning why Thibodeau’s SUV crossed the centerline and the crash is still under investigation.

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