June 20, 2018
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Police identify man killed in Amherst crash


AMHERST, Maine — Maine State Police has identified the man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 9 early Friday evening.

Adam Dunham, 28, of Orland, died at the scene.

The other driver, Robert York, 59, of Calais was taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with injuries that were not life threatening, according to a Maine State Police press release.

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

An investigation revealed Dunham had been traveling west on Route 9 and that his Chevrolet Cavalier veered across the centerline and into the path of the pickup being driven by York that was traveling east, the release states.

There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the accident.

Investigators are still trying to determine why Dunham crossed the centerline. The accident is being reconstructed by Ellsworth police officer Chad Wilmont and forensically mapped by Warden Investigator Kevin Anderson.

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