February 9, 2019

MDIFW NEWS -- Mother and unborn child killed in Greenwood snowmobile crash

[MDIFW NEWS: Greenwood, Maine - February 9, 2019] A woman and her unborn child were killed this morning following a snowmobile crash in Greenwood. Elizabeth Abelson, 30, from Gloucester, Massachusetts, was snowmobiling along with her husband on a trail near Irish Neighborhood Road shortly after 11:00 this morning.

The couple had recently purchased a 2019 Ski-Doo Grand Touring snowmobile that Elizabeth Abelson was operating at the time of the crash. Game wardens say that Abelson lost control of her snowmobile, was ejected and struck trees. Tragically, both Elizabeth Abelson and her unborn child, due in early March, were pronounced dead at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Abelson was wearing a helmet.

Assisting in today's crash were Bethel Fire & Rescue, Greenwood Fire Department, PACE Ambulance and Oxford County Sheriff's Office. Game wardens are working with the State Medical Examiner's Office and are continuing their investigation into this morning's fatal crash. No photos were made available for release.