A Delta Ambulance with a patient inside rolled over completely Sunday morning on Route 17 in Windsor after it collided with an SUV in an accident attributed to icy road conditions.

Deputy Mike Bickford said five of the six people in the two vehicles were taken to hospitals for evaluations and treatment of injuries following the accident on Route 17 near Baker Road.

Heather Hinkley, who was a passenger in the SUV being driven by John Hinkley, 39, was taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center; and the others were taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. Bickford said Heather Hinkley’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The Hinkleys are from West Gardiner.

A nursing supervisor at Central Maine Medical Center said Sunday she could neither confirm or deny that Heather Hinkley was there.

Emergency responders spent about four hours at the collision site in Windsor, and the road was closed for a while because of debris and to allow investigators to photograph the scene, Bickford said Sunday afternoon.

He said the accident, which was reported at 8:10 a.m., occurred as Delta Ambulance driver George Shaw, 46, was driving west on Route 17 toward Augusta from Windsor with a patient, Betty Crockett, 71, and a medic, Travis Burton, 33.


Bickford said Hinkley’s eastbound SUV lost control near the Baker Road intersection and struck the ambulance, causing it to go off the road and roll over. He said the vehicle ended up on its wheels.

Shaw and Crockett were taken to MaineGeneral to be checked out.

John Hinkley’s daughter, Julia Hinkley, was also taken to MaineGeneral.

Bickford said Augusta Rescue went to the scene as well as a second Delta Ambulance and the Windsor Fire Department.

He said the road was icy and no traffic citations were anticipated at this time. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, and Bickford said it appeared they were destroyed.

Betty Adams — 621-5631[email protected]Twitter: @betadams

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