Norway accident injures woman, three passengers

NORWAY – A New Gloucester woman was injured Tuesday when the car she was driving hydroplaned off Route 117.

Norway police officer Warren Ellsworth said Rebecca Wiers, 23, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Information on her condition Tuesday night was not available.

Traveling with Wiers was Kassey Reed, her 4-year-old daughter, Ed Porter, 17, of Norway and Gayla Johnson, 17, also of Norway.

Reed was strapped into a child safety seat. Ellsworth said she was taken to Stephens Memorial Hospital to be checked for a bump on her head.

Ellsworth said Porter and Johnson were also taken to SMH; Porter with an ankle injury and Johnson with an arm injury. Information on the conditions of the four was not available.

The crash occurred on a treacherous S-section of Route 117 about two miles from the intersection of Route 118.

Ellsworth said the front driver’s side tire of Wiers’ 2002 Dodge Neon was bald.

“It appeared she was probably going too fast, the car started to hydroplane and she lost it,” Ellsworth said.

He said he would continue the investigation Wednesday.

Porter said Wiers had given him and Johnson a ride to the grocery store and were returning when the crash occurred.

“She put on her brakes and we were just sliding and sliding,” Porter said before being taken to the hospital. “I don’t know what happened. She told us to hold on and then we hit the pole.”

The car was totaled.

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