NAPLES, Maine – One person died and another was seriously injured late Friday after a car slammed into a tree on Harrison Road.
Police said the driver of the car was killed after losing control on a curve at about 11:05 p.m. and striking a tree at a high rate of speed. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The passenger, who police said was belted in, was partially ejected from the vehicle. Rescue crews used extrication equipment to free him, police said. He was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston by LifeFlight helicopter.
The passenger’s injuries were not expected to be life-threatening, according to the press release.
Neither victim was identified as police sought to notify next of kin.
The crash remained under investigation early Saturday by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Cumberland County Crash Reconstruction Team. Police said speed is considered a factor while alcohol is not.