A Wells woman died Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Sanford.

Sanford Police say 32-year-old Ann Sinclair of Wells died of injuries sustained in the crash that happened between 7 and 7:30 Sunday morning on Country Club Road, also known as Route 4. Sanford Police, Sanford Fire and Rescue, and Wells EMS were dispatched to the Country Club Road intersection with Channel Lane for a report of a head-on motor vehicle crash.

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The preliminary investigation revealed that a Jeep Wrangler, driven by 32-year-old Cody Michaud of Sanford, was traveling east when it struck a Scion XA head-on, operated by Ms. Sinclair. Medical rescue workers attempted to save her life, but Sinclair succumbed to her injuries. Michaud was transported to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation but police say speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors.

It has been a deadly year with the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety reporting that, as of August 19th, 107 people have died on Maine's roads. Sinclair makes it 108. In previous years, 89 people died in traffic incidents in 2021, 98 in 2020, and 102 in 2019. Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Director Lauren Stewart is urging people to eliminate distractions like cellphones, slow down, and concentrate on the business of driving. And never, ever get behind the wheel when you're impaired by alcohol or other substances.

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