MADISON — A Madison woman is lucky to be alive after a pickup truck traveling more than twice the speed limit slammed head-on into her car Wednesday night, according to police.

The woman, Angela Moody, 35, suffered a broken clavicle and foot, among other injuries, but she is recovering, said Madison Officer Toby Blodgett. The driver of the pickup truck is being held in Somerset County Jail on five criminal charges.

Scott Frost, 24, of Norridgewock, was driving while intoxicated, Blodgett said, and police were looking for his black 2002 truck after an Anson resident called to say the truck had nearly struck a house on Finch Street.

Somerset County Deputy Don Avery spotted the truck less than a mile away from Finch Street when it squealed its tires and traveled sideways as it turned from Main Street onto Pine Street in Madison, Blodgett said.

Avery, who attempted to catch up to the truck, hadn’t even turned on his lights when the truck crashed head-on with Moody’s 1995 Buick Regal. He had been traveling about 60 or 65 mph in a 25 mph zone, Blodgett said.

Police don’t yet know whether Frost was trying to evade police.

“He hasn’t said anything about it,” Blodgett said. “A deputy was trying to catch up to him to stop him, but we don’t know if he saw him or not.”

The crash around 7 p.m. broke Moody’s bones and deployed her car’s airbag, but she was conscious. An ambulance took her to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan and then a LifeFlight helicopter took her to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

“If you saw the pictures you’d think she had probably been killed,” Blodgett said.

Frost suffered minor cuts and bruises and was also taken to Redington-Fairview, though he was released within an hour or so. He was then taken to jail.

The results of his blood test were not available Thursday afternoon, Blodgett said, but “from my observations, it was very obvious he was intoxicated.”

Frost faces felony charges of aggravated driving to endanger and operating under the influence with injury. He also faces three misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct, operating without a license and criminal speeding for traveling more than 30 mph over the speed limit.

Frost was convicted of operating under the influence in 2010, Blodgett said, and was prohibited from driving with any alcohol in his system.

In addition to the Madison Police Department and sheriff’s office, the Madison and Anson fire departments and ambulances from Anson-Madison-Starks Ambulance Service responded. Maine State Police completed the accident reconstruction.

Agencies were on scene until about 11:30 p.m.

Erin Rhoda — 612-2368

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