A woman was injured Monday when her Jeep collided with a fully-loaded tractor-trailer truck in Bingham. Photo courtesy of Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

BINGHAM — A woman was injured early Monday morning when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a fully-loaded tractor-trailer, police said.

Jessica Richards, 42, of New Portland, was driving north on Route 201 in Bingham around 1:25 a.m. when the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee she was driving veered into the opposite lane, according to Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. The Jeep crashed into a tractor trailer truck that was hauling tree-length logs, heading south, Mitchell said.

Richards was taken by LifeFlight helicopter from the scene to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston to be treated for a possible head injury and severe upper left arm injury.

“Her current treatment and injury status is unknown at this time,” Mitchell said in a news release. “It is unknown if she was wearing a seatbelt. She was alone in her vehicle.”

The driver of the tractor trailer, Michel Langelier, 46, of Saint-Prosper, Quebec, was not injured.

The crash is under investigation by Deputy Tyler Lefreniere and he was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Ritchie Putnam, both of Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Also assisting was Maine State Police, Bingham and Solon fire departments and Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance Service.

The crash was reconstructed and forensically mapped by Deputy Brian Crater.

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