LIVERMORE — A Wilton woman walked away from a crash Saturday night, after the SUV she was driving landed on a shelf of ice on the Androscoggin River.

Elizabeth Neuschwanger, 46, was northbound on Route 4 and failed to negotiate a corner before the bridge over the river near Goding Road.

The SUV hit a snowbank, went off the road, hit another snowbank and went airborne over the guardrail, State Police Trooper Marcus Reny said Monday.

The vehicle went down the embankment, struck a guy wire and hit a tree before landing on the ice, he said. The guy wire was snapped and power was knocked out to Livermore Falls and southern Jay at about 8:16 p.m.

Neuschwanger was walking around when emergency responders arrived. Firefighters assisted Neuschwanger up the steep embankment, Reny said.

Livermore Fire Department, which was assisted by other departments, used ropes to help her make the climb. Livermore Falls police also responded.


Neuschwanger was taken by United Ambulance Service personnel to be evaluated at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for possible injuries, he said.

The Mazda Tribute was winched up the embankment by a tow truck company.

The crash remains under investigation, Reny said.

Elizabeth Neuschwanger, 46, walked away from her SUV, after it went over a guardrail on Route 4 in Livermore and landed on ice on the Androscoggin River on Saturday night. (WGME photo)

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