Two rescue helicopters were called to the scene of a car crash just north of Cook’s Corner in Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon.

Brunswick police said a Lincoln sedan drifted off into the median and struck a large tree just before 3 p.m. Two people were trapped in the car, and while they were being extricated, first responders requested two LifeFlight of Maine helicopters around 3:30 p.m.

The driver of the Lincoln was identified as Shirley Anderson, 86, of Naugatuck, Conn. She was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with serious injuries. The passenger, a 15-year-old girl from Nevada, was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland, also for treatment of serious injuries.

The road was shut down for about one hour. The West Bath Fire Department assisted in freeing the two occupants of the car. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Staff Writer Megan Doyle contributed to this report.

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