Amherst crash leaves one dead

Posted June 15, 2012, at 9:03 p.m.
Last modified June 15, 2012, at 9:57 p.m.

AMHERST, Maine — A two-vehicle crash on Route 9 early Friday evening has claimed the life of a local man and left another man injured, a Maine State Police trooper said.

The names and ages of both men were being withheld Friday night, Trooper Cliff Peterson said. He did say, however, that both of the motorists were from the region.

Peterson said the accident happened about 6:45 p.m. near the Amherst General Store when two vehicles collided nearly head-on.

One of the drivers died at the scene and the other was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he was receiving treatment for injuries that Peterson said are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should call Peterson at 866-2121.