WALDOBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department says a woman has been charged with operating under the influence after an early Sunday morning head-on crash.
Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll says Jillian Richards, 24-years-old of Waldoboro, was traveling south on Route 1, when her vehicle crossed the center line. Carroll says Richards struck a truck, head-on, being operated by John Engwer, 53-years-old, of Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Carroll says Richards likely fell asleep at the wheel immediately before the crash. Officials say Richards told them she was returning from a methadone clinic prior to the accident.
Officials report Richards was flown by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Engwer was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with minor injuries.