A Monmouth man was injured seriously early Saturday morning when his car crashed on Route 135.

Monmouth police Chief Kevin Mulherin said 26-year-old Jared Smith suffered numerous life-threatening internal injuries in the crash. Mulherin said Smith was being treated Tuesday in the intensive care unit at Central Maine Medical Center.

Smith was alone in his 2010 Audi around 1 a.m. Saturday as he drove east on Route 135. He lost control of the car near the Waugan Road intersection.

“There’s a slight curve there,” Mulherin said. “He didn’t make it.”

Smith’s Audi crossed over the westbound lane and left the road, rolling and going airborne for about 250 feet before hitting a tree.

Mulherin said police are still trying to learn what caused the crash.

“We know speed was a factor,” Mulherin said.

It appears Smith was wearing a seat belt, Mulherin said.

One lane of Route 135 was closed for about two hours while medics from Winthrop Ambulance removed Smith from the car. The car, which was a total loss, was towed away.

Mulherin said no charges have been filed in connection with the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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Twitter: @CraigCrosby4


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