A Jay man was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to a Portland hospital for treatment of serious injuries after a traffic accident Monday night in Wilton, police said.

Michael Whittemore, 27, was driving south around 6:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Route 2 when he failed to yield at a stop sign near the intersection of U.S. Route 2 and Route 4, said Officer Brian Lynch, of the Wilton Police Department.

Whittemore, driving a 1999 green Chevrolet pickup truck, was struck by a silver 2010 Jeep Wrangler driven by Sarah Hackett, 34, of East Dixfield. The impact caused the Jeep to spin into the median strip and roll over, Lynch said.

Both vehicles were destroyed, he said.

Whittemore was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and later transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland, Lynch said. His injuries were serious but not life-threatening, Lynch said.

Hackett was taken by ambulance to the Farmington hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation and no charges are pending, Lynch said.

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