A New Jersey woman remains in the hospital in critical condition after police say she suffered life-threatening injuries in a car accident during Wednesday night’s heavy rain.

Carol Wood, 71, of Warren, N.J., was driving a sport utility vehicle east on Whittier Road around 5:10 p.m. and reportedly ran a stop sign and crashed into a box truck on Route 156, according to a press release from Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck.

Wood was in the area while vacationing with family in Vienna, Peck said.

Peck said witnesses reported seeing Wood’s 2002 GMC Yukon run through a stop sign near the Chesterville and Farmington town line and hit a 2007 International box truck driven by Benjamin Hartford, 20, of Jay.

Wood was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, said Peck.

It was raining at the time of the accident, Peck said, and both vehicles were impounded.

He said the accident is being primarily investigated by Farmington Police Officer Derek MacDonald, and the crash will be reconstructed by Maine State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252

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