BENTON — A Troy woman died after being flown by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland following a crash Oct. 31.

Maine State Police say 19-year-old Julie Clark of Troy was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious injuries when the car she was riding in left the road and struck a telephone pole.

Steven Richardson, 19, of Troy was driving the 1998 Toyota Corolla. Police said around 9:28 p.m. Sunday night, Richardson was traveling eastbound on Neck Road when he drifted into the opposite lane.

He over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle, causing the car to hit a pole on the opposite side of the road, according to police reports.  

The vehicle struck the pole on the passenger side, where Clark was sitting. Richardson and Clark were taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center/Thayer complex in Waterville and Clark was later flown to Maine Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with Clark’s funeral expenses. To donate, visit tinyurl.com/j4pe24vx.

Regional School Unit 3 Superintendent Charles Brown sent a letter to district families Monday, Nov. 1, saying a 2020 Mount View graduate had died in an automobile crash, but did not identify the former student. Calls to the superintendent’s office have not been returned so far.

A separate crash in Troy Sunday morning claimed the life of 17-year-old Hazel Fuller, a Mount View High School senior.