Crash near Houlton Walmart leaves one person hospitalized

This story has been updated.

HOULTON, Maine — A car crash near the intersection of Ludlow Road and North Street in Houlton, near the entrance to Walmart, occurred in the morning of Sept. 21, around 9:30 a.m.

Jessica Caron, 36, of Linneus was driving her green 2018 Toyota Corolla near the intersection coming from Ludlow Road when she suddenly had a seizure, according to Houlton Police Department.  Her car struck a yield sign placed where the two lanes diverge, causing the car to skid onto the opposite lane, where it collided with a 2019 silver Dodge Ram truck, driven by Nancy Fawk, 67, of New Limerick. 

Caron, who had a history of seizures, was hospitalized, though it was more to do with her seizure than due to injuries from the crash, police said.

“It could’ve been a lot worse,” said HPD Patrolman Shane Campbell. “It didn’t hit the driver’s door. It hit behind it.”

Fawk was not injured in the crash and was wearing her seatbelt. Though police questioned whether her truck needed to be towed, a family member of Fawk arrived and was able to drive it away from the scene. Caron’s Toyota Corolla had to be towed from the scene.

Houlton ambulances, Houlton Fire Rescue, Houlton Police and the Aroostook County Sheriff’s office all responded to the crash. Many cars behind where the crash occurred were trapped in the lane and surrounded by emergency vehicles until police could direct traffic around the crash site. 

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