TRENTON, Maine — Two men were killed and a third person was seriously injured during a two-vehicle crash on Route 230 in Trenton on Sunday night.
Joseph L. White, 23, of Trenton and James L. Crawford, 22, of Otis died after the vehicle White was driving crossed over into the opposite lane and struck an oncoming car before going off the road, hitting an embankment and rolling over, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Police on Monday were still investigating why White lost control of his 1998 Acura Integra.
Another passenger in White’s car, 20-year-old Ali Gray of Trenton, was seriously injured in the crash and taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center. None of the occupants of White’s car were wearing seat belts and, as a result, were all ejected from the vehicle, police said.
The two occupants of the other car suffered minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
The crash happened after 7 p.m. on a narrow, rural stretch of road located between the Trenton town office and Goose Cove Road. That section of Route 230 — also known as Oak Point Road in that area — was closed to traffic for several hours Sunday night as police investigated the crash.
Police, emergency medical crews and firefighters from Trenton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Gouldsboro, Southwest Harbor and Bangor as well as County Ambulance assisted at the scene.