Police say charges are likely against a driver involved in a single-vehicle crash Monday on Route 17 in Windsor that left her and a passenger injured.

Kennebec Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon on Tuesday identified the driver as Janet Theriault, 61, of Augusta, and the passenger as Joan Brann, who is in her 80s, also of Augusta.

He said neither woman appeared to suffer life-threatening injuries, but both were taken to hospitals. Brann was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and Theriault was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

According to the Kennebec Journal archives, the two are mother and daughter.

Reardon said Theriault’s driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay fines and costs in court cases, and she had a warrant for her arrest for failure to pay fines.

Reardon said Tuesday the accident remains under investigation and that he anticipated charges will be filed.

The crash was reported about 12:20 p.m. Monday.

Deputy Derek Wing, who investigated the crash at the scene, reported that Theriault, who was driving a Dodge minivan west on Route 17, said she reached over to wipe something off Brann’s shirt, taking her eye off the road.

The van crossed into the oncoming lane, narrowly missing a pickup truck, the deputy said, hit a mailbox and ditch and became airborne, landing on the driver’s door and facing east.

Emergency responders from Augusta and Windsor worked to free the women from the vehicle.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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