CLINTON — A teenage girl underwent emergency surgery at a Portland hospital after the car in which she was a passenger Tuesday veered off a Clinton road and hit a tree, according to police.

The Pontiac Grand Am was northbound Tuesday morning on Battle Ridge Road, near the intersection with Hillcrest Drive, when it left the right side of the road, according to Chief Rusty Bell and Officer Jimmy Leathers of the Clinton Police Department.

The owners of the property where the crash occurred reported it to police.

Leathers identified the driver of the car as Matthew Trombley, 18, of Clinton. Trombley was traveling with two passengers. He and one of his passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, police said.

The teenage girl suffered more-serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Portland. Police said they were not identifying the girl because she is a juvenile.

Clinton police and Fire & Rescue responded to the crash. The road was closed for about a half-hour.


The girl’s condition could not be confirmed Wednesday.

Police said no charges had been filed and no further investigation was expected.

Leathers urged all motorists to drive safely and take extra precautions in inclement weather.

“Travel at a safe speed when the weather provides undesirable conditions,” he said. “Always pay attention to roadways, take your time and be cautious.”

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