St. John Valley

Woman injured in rollover accident in St. John Plantation

ST. JOHN PLANTATION, Maine — A St. Francis woman was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening following a single-vehicle rollover crash in St. John Plantation on Wednesday. 

Maine State Police Trooper Nathan Desrosier investigated the crash, which occurred just before 1 p.m.

Joyce Pendexter, 75, was eastbound in her 2015 Chevrolet Equinox on Rt. 161 when she failed to negotiate a curve near the O’Leary Road, according to a police report.  

Pendexter’s vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and rolled onto its side in a ditch. She was assisted out of her vehicle by other motorists at the scene.

Ambulance Service Inc. took Pendexter to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent for treatment of her injuries. 

Pendexter was wearing a seatbelt and speed was not a factor in the crash, according to police. 

Maine State Police were assisted at the scene by the Maine Warden Service, U.S. Border Patrol, the Fort Kent Fire Department and the St. Francis Fire Department. 

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. 

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