Five people escaped serious injury Thursday night when an SUV went off a dirt road just south of Chapman, after the driver apparently swerved to avoid a deer.

Maine State Police

Maine State Police responded to the crash shortly before 8 p.m. about two miles off the Chapman Road in the unorganized territory of T10 R3.

Police say 17-year-old Natanya Pictou of Mapleton was driving an SUV with four passengers on board when she lost control on a corner. The 2006 Ford Expedition went off the dirt road and rolled over.

Pictou and three of her passengers were transported by ambulance to TAMC with non-life threatening injuries, police said. A fourth passenger did not require medical attention.

Maine State Police

The vehicle is considered a total loss. Pictou was summonsed for carrying passengers beyond her intermediate license restriction.

The accident occurred just after dark in a wooded area between Chapman and Westfield.