CASCO WOMAN DEAD AFTER BRIDGTON, MAINE CRASH

by Christian Mower on November 5, 2012

AUTHORITIES IN BRIDGTON SAY A 74-YEAR-OLD CASCO WOMAN HAS DIED AFTER SHE COLLIDED WITH A SCHOOL BUS EARLY MONDAY MORNING IN BRIDGTON.

BRIDGTON SPOKESPERSON GEORGIANN FLECK SAYS JACQUELINE INGALLS WAS DRIVING A 1989 PLYMOUTH MINIVAN SOUTHBOUND ON ROUTE 302 NEAR PACKARD’S HILL SHORTLY BEFORE 7 A.M. WHEN FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, SHE SWERVED INTO THE TRAVEL LANE OF AN ONCOMING LAKE REGION SCHOOL BUS AND COLLIDED WITH IT HEAD ON.

THE BUS HAD FOUR OCCUPANTS, INCLUDING ITS DRIVER, 62-YEAR-OLD BLAIR WATSON OF NAPLES, AND THREE STUDENTS. EVERYONE ON IT WAS TAKEN TO BRIDGTON HOSPITAL WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

INGALLS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE ROAD WAS SHUT DOWN IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH AND TRAFFIC WAS DIVERTED AROUND THE SCENE FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS.

THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY RECONSTRUCTION SPECIALISTS FROM THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

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