Car crashes into Main Street building NMMC uses to house hospitalists

FORT KENT, Maine — A Kittery woman and her passenger escaped serious injury when the driver lost control of her vehicle, which crashed into a Main Street building owned by Northern Maine Medical Center late Wednesday night. 

Fort Kent Police Officer Dan Shaw responded to the call shortly before 11 p.m.

Kayla Boucher, 26, was driving a 2014 Volvo westbound on East Main Street when she lost control of the vehicle. The Volvo struck a mailbox and a utility pole, before crashing into a building at 210 East Main St. Northern Maine Medical Center owns the building, which serves as housing for hospitalists.

A hospital spokesperson said that no one in the building was injured but there was extensive damage that will keep the house out of service for a few months.

Boucher and her minor passenger had scrapes and bruises. The vehicle and building were damaged extensively, police said. Power was temporarily knocked out in the area until Versant Maine was able to repair the pole. The Volvo was towed. 

The cause of the crash has not been determined but Chief Tom Pelletier said alcohol was not a factor.



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