WATERVILLE — A woman involved in a serious six-vehicle crash on College Avenue in March is in jail after a grand jury indictment.

Nancy Hazard, 43, of 1 Collins St., Apt. 2, was arrested at her residence Thursday afternoon on one count of aggravated driving to endanger — a class C felony.

On March 18, Nancy Hazard of Waterville was driving a 2008 Suzuki SX4 south on College Avenue when she struck four cars waiting at a stoplight. A fifth car was pushed into the intersection.

A crash reconstruction report concluded that Hazard, 42, was driving between 60 and 85 mph at the time of impact, Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

Hazard was arrested without incident Thursday and taken to Kennebec County Jail. She is being held on $2,000 cash bail or $20,000 surety, Rumsey said.

During the investigation, Hazard told police she has no memory of the crash or events leading up to it.
Investigators ruled out the possibility that Hazard was intoxicated. A blood sample taken from Hazard shortly after the crash tested negative for alcohol or illegal drugs, and any prescription medications were at normal levels, Rumsey said.

The 34-page crash reconstruction report was completed by Sgt. Mike Pion from the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, and approved by Maine State Police on May 5.

No one was killed in the crash, but six people were treated for injuries, including Hazard.
Hazard was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with chest trauma and a back injury. She was released 10 days later.

Karl Andresen, 69, of Winslow, suffered a cracked cervical vertebra, eight broken ribs, a concussion and a lacerated tongue. Andresen spent two weeks at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Andresen has since returned to work as a Spanish teacher at Winslow High School.

The felony charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and fines up to $5,000.

Ben McCanna — 861-9239
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