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Delaware woman breaks neck when car hits pole in Grand Isle

GRAND ISLE, Maine — A 40-year-old woman who had been reported missing from Delaware earlier this month is being treated for a broken neck at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after she missed a curve on Route 1 in Grand Isle early Thursday morning, according to police.

After Kathryn Campbell missed a curve in the Grand Isle settlement of Lille at about 1:30 a.m., her 2001 Ford sedan left the road, vaulted off a snowbank and hit a utility pole before rolling over, police reported.

Cpl. Corey Hafford of the Maine State Police, who investigated the accident, said the woman gave a false name at the scene but that he later properly identified her because of a missing person’s report filed out of Delaware on Feb. 9.

Campbell suffered a broken neck in the crash, according to Hafford. Medical personnel first took her to Cary Medical Center in Caribou, but later transferred her to EMMC for further treatment of her injuries.

Hafford said he does not know yet where Campbell was headed and that his investigation continues.

He was assisted at the scene by members of the Van Buren ambulance and Grand Isle fire departments.

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