Identities of 3 dead in crash pending

Posted Nov. 17, 2009, at 7:21 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:38 a.m.

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Local police said Tuesday that they cannot yet release the identities of three people killed in a fiery two-vehicle crash last week, as the state medical examiner’s office has not yet confirmed the identities of those involved in the crash to police.

Police Chief Joe Bubar said Tuesday afternoon that the information may be released today.

Three adults were killed on Friday after the pickup truck they were riding in collided head-on with a pulp truck and caught fire.

The crash took place just after noon Friday on North Caribou Road.

The pickup carrying the three adults was in the wrong lane when it collided with the larger truck.

The pickup immediately caught fire. The three killed were burned beyond recognition.

At first, investigators believed two of the victims were children but later realized all three were adults.

The driver of the pulp truck was treated for minor injuries.

Bubar said that the bodies were sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsies and to be identified using DNA analysis.

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