May 20, 2018
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Police investigating crash that injured two in West Bath

By Darcie Moore, Times Record

WEST BATH, Maine — A two-vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital may have been caused by a driver operating under the influence.

The collision at State and Foster’s Point roads was reported about 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Anderson said that according to witnesses, a 2011 Toyota pickup truck driven by Lawrence Worden, 64, of Georgetown did not stop at a stop sign at New Meadows and State roads and struck a white station wagon that was traveling on State Road.

Anderson said there was a registered nurse inside the pickup truck treating Worden, who was bleeding, upon his arrival. Worden, who suffered a head wound, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Police are investigating if Worden was operating under the influence.

A Bath family was riding in the station wagon, driven by Charles LaFrance, 38, who was not taken to the hospital. The passenger air bag deployed.

Bonnie LaFrance, 27, who was in the front passenger seat, was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Bath for complaint of pain.

Two children ages 1 and 4 were secured in car seats in the back seat and though they complained of some pain they did not require transport to the hospital, Anderson said. A 12-year-old boy was also in the back seat and was not taken to the hospital.

Russ Wrede, a crash reconstructionist with the Brunswick Police Department, was also on scene.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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