PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old woman has been critically injured in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 295 in Portland.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the vehicles smashed into one another on I-295 south shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, causing the lanes to be closed for more than an hour.
A car driven by 62-year-old Susan Tanzer of Pennsylvania had slowed in the right lane when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by 25-year-old Jonah King of South Portland. A third vehicle driven by 53-year-old Dennis Carson of Portland then struck Tanzer’s car and overturned, ending up on its side.
Carson’s passenger, his mother Lois Carson of Portland, was injured and taken to a hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.