ROXBURY — A Roxbury woman was taken by Med-Care Ambulance to Rumford Hospital on Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident on Route 17.

Med-Care Chief Dean Milligan said on scene that Susan Hodgkins, 57, suffered a minor shoulder injury.

Hodgkins was driving a 2005 Ford Escape sport utility vehicle north and slowing to make a left turn near 1203 Roxbury Road (Route 17), Oxford County Deputy Sheriff William Nelson said. Hodgkins lives at 1296 Roxbury Road, a Roxbury firefighter said.

A pickup truck towing a trailer behind her also slowed, but a 2006 Ford Freestar minivan driven by Henry Harlow, 78, of Pasadena, Texas, and Oquossoc, pulled into the southbound lane in a straight-away passing zone to pass the truck and trailer and didn’t see the SUV, Nelson said.

The SUV and minivan collided in the southbound lane. The impact nearly tore off the minivan’s passenger-side front tire and the SUV’s driver-side front tire.

The minivan veered off the road, traveling across a paved driveway and into a drainage ditch while the SUV came to rest blocking the southbound lane and part of the northbound lane.

Both vehicles were destroyed, tow truck operator Brad Adley of Adley’s Auto in Rumford said.

Harlow wasn’t injured and neither was his wife and passenger, Nancy Harlow, 78, also of Texas and Oquossoc.

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