This 2001 Nissan Altima was involved in a head-on collision in Mercer Friday morning that sent two Farmington women to hospitals. Credit: Photo courtesy of Somerset County Sheriff's Office

Two women were taken to hospitals Friday — one with “severe, possibly life-threatening” injuries — after a head-on car crash in Mercer, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2001 Nissan Altima driven by 26-year-old Jessica Dudley was traveling east in the westbound lane of Route 2 — the Mercer Road — when it collided with a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Clarissa Fish, 51, Chief Deputy James Ross said in a news release.

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The crash happened just after 6:30 a.m. near Mercer Flats, Ross said. Both women are from Farmington, he said.

Dudley suffered the potentially life-threatening injuries, “including broken bones and possible internal injuries,” and was ultimately taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Ross said. Fish “complained of pain, including bumps and bruises,” and was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, he said.

The crash remains under investigation, Ross said.

Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.