A Pontiac G8 crashed and rolled over Tuesday evening near 1038 Main St., close to the North Jay Fire Station. The vehicle was involved in a police chase after a robbery was reported. Submitted photo

JAY — Two people involved in a crash in North Jay on Tuesday night were identified Wednesday as Vanessa Gordon, 33, of Livermore Falls and Joshua Allen, 38, of Farmington.

Gordon suffered life-threatening injuries and Allen suffered serious injuries, according to a statement Wednesday night from Shannon Moss, public information officer for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Police said the vehicle is likely the one seen fleeing the scene of a robbery in Jay minutes before.

Jay police Chief Richard Caton IV said police officer Rex Schweighofer received a report about 7:49 p.m. Tuesday of a robbery at the Label Shopper store in the Jay Plaza on Main Street across from the Police Department. He saw the vehicle described in the report as it was leaving the plaza and pulled it over. The driver stopped, but then headed north on Main Street, Caton said.

Schweighofer pursued the vehicle into North Jay, where it crashed and rolled over near 1038 Main St., close to the North Jay Fire Station.

One person was ejected from the vehicle and another was partially ejected, Caton said Tuesday night. Both were taken by LifeFlight of Maine to hospitals, he said.

Gordon was driving the 2008 Pontiac G6 and had a revoked license, according to the statement from Moss.

Jay police were assisted by Wilton, Livermore Falls and state police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Jay and Wilton fire rescue departments, NorthStar EMS ambulance personnel and LifeFlight.

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