CANTON — A 15-year-old Canton girl remained hospitalized Monday and faces potential charges in connection with a crash that injured a 14-year-old pedestrian.
Maine State Trooper Greg Tirado said Monday that the Sunday evening crash on Jewett Hill Road in Canton remained under investigation as officials awaited a chance to interview the unlicensed driver, Megan Jordan, who was joy-riding in her parents’ car when the crash occurred.
Jordan was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland where she was listed in critical condition Monday night.
“Obviously, our concern right now would be on her recovery,” Tirado said.
A second teenager, 14-year-old Angela Ronan, also of Canton, was taken to Maine Medical Center with injuries considered nonlife-threatening. She was listed in fair condition late Monday night, a nursing supervisor said.
Tirado said Ronan was walking along Jewett Hill Road when she was hit by the 1992 Mercury Cougar driven by Jordan. It was unclear whether the girl was hit before or after Jordan’s car hit a tree.
Tirado said investigators were waiting to speak with Jordan to determine why she was driving her stepfather’s car northwest on Jewett Hill Road in a rainstorm. He said the couple, Dave Davenport and Kimberly Jordan, were not home when the teenager left with the vehicle.
“What she was doing in the car, I have no idea,” Tirado said. “Obviously, you can’t drive a vehicle without a license.”
Crash investigators believe Jordan lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree head-on. Ronan remembered being struck but wasn’t sure when.
It was unclear whether Jordan was wearing a seat belt, Tirado said, because rescue crews found her outside the car upon arrival but could not determine whether she had been thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
Jordan suffered head injuries and a broken leg as a result of the 6 p.m. crash, Tirado said. He said the teen did not even have a driver’s permit. He added that speed was considered a factor, along with the fact that she was driving the car in poor weather.


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