NORRIDGEWOCK — A woman who was blinded by the sun and crashed her car into an embankment Thursday afternoon died at a Bangor hospital that night.

Louise Wyman, 87, of North Anson, died at 6:31 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Maine Medical Center, according to Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

He did not provide a cause of death, but medical personnel radioed Thursday that Wyman had suffered trauma to the chest in the crash.

Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Wyman’s green, 2008 Chevrolet Impala was traveling toward Norridgewock on U.S. Route 201A when it drifted off the road and struck a driveway embankment.

After she was taken by ambulance to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, a Life Flight helicopter flew Wyman to Bangor.

Her car was destroyed in the crash. She had been wearing a seat belt.

Deputy Wilfred Dodge is investigating. Deputy Jeremy Leal assisted him at the scene, along with the Norridgewock Fire Department.

Erin Rhoda — 612-2368

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