AUGUSTA — A city woman was being taken by helicopter to a Portland hospital on Sunday after police said she was ejected from her car after failing to negotiate a curve on Cony Street.

The driver, Jean Densmore, 67, of Augusta, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt during the rollover, which was reported just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, said Sgt. Christopher Shaw of the Augusta Police Department. He said Densmore was unconscious when first responders arrived, but she came to and her injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening. He said she was being sent to Maine Medical Center in Portland by LifeFlight helicopter.

Shaw said Densmore was traveling west on Cony Street in her 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee when she approached the uphill curve near Haskell Street, where the speed limit is 25 mph. He said it appeared that she went straight instead of turning and went off the road, but he didn’t know what caused the crash. The road was closed after the crash, but it re-opened before 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Michael Shepherd — 370-7652

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