January 21, 2023

Maine Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained In Snowmobile Crash

ANDOVER, Maine - A Mexico, Maine woman died earlier this evening from injuries she sustained in a snowmobile crash that occurred a little past noon today.

Dorothy McPherson, age 46 of Mexico, was riding alone on her Polaris 850 snowmobile on a snowmobile trail in Andover and appeared to miss a ramp onto the Ellis River Bridge and crashed into a tree. There were no witnesses to the crash, and she was found by another snowmobiler at approximately 12:20 this afternoon, who immediately called 911. McPherson was wearing a helmet.

Emergency Rescue personnel performed CPR on McPherson and she was lifeflighted to Maine Medical Center where she passed away this evening from internal injuries suffered in the crash.

The snowmobile crash remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service. Maine State Police and Andover Fire and Rescue assisted at the crash scene. This release will be updated if any new information becomes available.