Driver dies in Bridgton crash after high-speed chase

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, at 9:55 a.m.

BRIDGTON, Maine — Police say one person has died in a high-speed car crash in Bridgton.

Police say officers tried to stop the vehicle at about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday for speeding on Willis Park Road, but the car sped away on route 302.

Police say witnesses told them the car then turned on Kansas Road at a high speed.

Officers say the driver lost control, went airborne and hit a tree. There was only person in the car.

The victim’s name was not made public and the crash remains under investigation.