CASCO, Maine — A Maine county sheriff’s office says a car raced away from a deputy sheriff who tried to pull over the driver and crashed into trees, killing two passengers.
The crash happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday on Route 11, Poland Spring Road, in Casco.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s office says the car was speeding and didn’t have its headlights turned on. The driver initially pulled over for police after about a mile but then sped off and out of the officer’s sight.
The car was found off the roadway two miles away.
Killed in the crash were 29-year-old Thomas St. Saviour of Hiram and a 14-year-old boy from Baldwin. The driver of the car, 20-year-old Nicholas Sparrow of Casco, is hospitalized at Central Maine Medical Center.
The crash remains under investigation.