DURHAM – Rescue crews went to Route 9 early Friday night after a car and Jeep collided, leaving two injured.

Police said at about 4:40 p.m., a PT Cruiser driven by 81-year-old Constance Footman of Durham and a Jeep driven by Rudolphe Camy, 55, of Auburn collided on the stretch of Route 9 known as Hallowell Road.

Both drivers were still being evaluated at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston later Friday night. Police said Camy’s injuries were life-threatening while Footman’s were not.

Both vehicles came to rest in the grass next to the roadway following the wreck a short distance from Patriot Way.

A LifeFlight helicopter landed at the Durham Elementary School to take Camy to the Lewiston hospital. After the helicopter landed at about 5 p.m., paramedics worked on the victim for roughly 15 minutes before LifeFlight took off en route to the hospital.

Footman was taken to the hospital by ambulance, police said.

Both Maine State Police and the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department worked the crash site. Durham and Freeport fire crews were also on hand as a section of Route 9 was blocked to traffic.

State police, heading the investigation, said the cause of the wreck was not immediately known. The vehicles collided on a straight section of Route 9, the nearest major intersection close to a half mile away.


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