Gray, Maine — March 28, 2012
A traffic accident in Gray left one person dead Wednesday.
According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle was traveling on Maine Route 100 when it crashed for unknown reasons.
One person in the vehicle was declared dead at the scene. The extent of any other injuries sustained has not been released. According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, 136 travelers were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, the lowest number in 52 years.
UPDATE: The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman who was killed in Wednesday’s collision as 26-year-old Portland resident Elizabeth Polletto.
Ms. Polletto was driving a 1999 Ford Escort north on Portland Road when she lost control of the car in slush on the road. The car began to spin and came into the path of a 2007 Toyota Tundra drive by 57-year-old Raymond resident John Hanley. Mr. Hanley’s southbound vehicle struck the Ford about 6:30 a.m.
Ms. Polletto was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland in critical condition. She died in the hospital. Mr. Hanley was taken to a hospital in Portland for medical attention to injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
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