State Trooper Michael Pion, right, Kennebec County Sheriff’s Staff Sgt. Frank Hatch, left, and Trooper Pat Munzig inspect an SUV and a Chevrolet Cruze that hit head-on last Tuesday morning on state Route 135 in Belgrade. The drivers of both vehicles had to be extricated by emergency workers from Belgrade Fire & Rescue. The drivers, who suffered multiple injuries, were taken to the hospital, according to reports. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A woman injured in a crash last week in Belgrade remained hospitalized Monday, according to her sister.

Tracy Dickey Richard was one of the drivers involved last Tuesday in the head-on crash on a curved section of state Route 135 in Belgrade.

Richard’s sister, Erin Caldwell, wrote Monday in a Facebook message Richard “is still hospitalized but healing” nearly a week following the collision.

A GoFundMe page set up by Caldwell has raised $2,905 of a $5,000 goal.

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office declined Monday to release additional details of the crash, except to say both drivers were traveling without passengers.

Lt. Chris Read of the Sheriff’s Office wrote in an email Monday morning the crash was being reconstructed and he could provide no additional information. The Sheriff’s Office has not released the names of those involved in the crash.


According to posts by Caldwell at, Richard broke her neck, pelvis, knee, tibia, fibula and foot in the crash. She also has a hematoma on her brain and had to have a small part of her intestines removed.

Richard was moved Saturday from the intensive care unit into “the regular med surg floor,” according to Caldwell, whose most-recent update, posted Sunday, included that Richard is “much more alert and aware of where she is. Also her pain is less and she seems to be more comfortable.”

An SUV and a Chevrolet Cruze sedan collided at about 9:30 a.m. last Tuesday on Manchester Road in Belgrade. Caldwell said Richard was dropping off her two daughters at day care when the crash occurred.

Richard was extricated from her vehicle and taken by a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where she underwent an eight-hour operation, according to reports.

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