A man and woman from Skowhegan were seriously injured Sunday morning when the Jeep Grand Cherokee they were in struck a tree and rolled over on Waterville Road, according to police.

The passenger, Aja Lemieux, 26, was ejected from the Jeep and was taken by Lifeflight of Maine helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with lower leg injuries and potential internal injuries, according to Skowhegan police Sgt. Joel Cummings.

The driver, Aric Libby, 25, with whom Lemieux lives in Skowhegan, was in the Jeep when police arrived and suffered from slight head trauma and possible internal injuries, according to police. Libby, who was operating with a suspended Maine driver’s license, was taken by Redington-Fairview EMS to EMMC. The Jeep was destroyed in the crash, according to Cummings.

Based on information gathered in the investigation as well as input from a Maine State Police reconstructionist, it appears the Jeep went off the road on the right while traveling north to Skowhegan, according to a press release from the Skowhegan Police Department.

“The vehicle hit a tree and rolled once and landed in the north lane on its wheels,” the release says. “During the roll, Aja was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest in the roadway between the vehicle and the tree.”

Skowhegan police Officer C.J. Viera is investigating the accident and was assisted by Cummings and Officer Ryan Blakeney.

Besides Redington-Fairview EMS, Skowhegan firefighters, Skowhegan Highway Department workers and state police arrived and worked at the scene. State police Sgt. Darren Foster conducted the crash reconstruction.

Charges against Libby are pending upon completion of the investigation, the release says.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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