Man killed, woman seriously injured in Palmyra accident

Posted Jan. 15, 2010, at 7:59 p.m.

PALMYRA, Maine — A local man was killed and an Etna woman seriously injured Thursday night in a single-vehicle rollover accident, according to Maine State Police Trooper Christopher Carr.

Kale Page, 19, of Palmyra, was pronounced dead at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Carr. Heidi Tasker, 21, of Etna, who was driving, was seriously injured. She was in serious condition Friday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Two other passengers, Justin Moore, 22, of Pittsfield, and Rebekah Raymond, 23, of Cushing, were taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Carr.

Carr said everyone but Moore was ejected from the 2002 GMC pickup as it rolled completely over and landed back on its wheels.

“There were people everywhere,” said Carr.

The accident happened at about 11:15 p.m. on St. Albans Road. Carr said Tasker lost control of the quad-cab truck, which is owned by Chris Doherty, of Corinna, before it tumbled onto the shoulder of the road. Carr said speed appears to have been a factor, and no one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.

Crash reconstructionists from the Maine State Police investigated the accident early Friday morning. Officers with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene, closing the road for about two hours.

Carr said details of the case would be turned over to the district attorney, who will determine whether any charges will result from the accident.

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