A pregnant woman from Massachusetts and her unborn child were killed in a snowmobile crash in Maine on Saturday, authorities say.
Game Warden Corporal John MacDonald says Elizabeth Abelson, 30, of Gloucester, was snowmobiling along with her husband on a trail near Irish Neighborhood Road in Greenwood shortly after 11 a.m. when she lost control of her snowmobile, was ejected and struck trees.
Abelson and her unborn child, due in early March, were pronounced dead at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway.
It's unclear if Abelson's husband was injured in the crash.
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MacDonald said the couple had recently purchased a 2019 Ski-Doo Grand Touring snowmobile that Abelson was driving at the time of the accident, and that she was wearing a helmet.
Bethel Fire and Rescue, the Greenwood Fire Department, PACE Ambulance and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the crash.
Game wardens are working with the State Medical Examiner’s Office to investigate the fatal crash.