JACKMAN, Maine — Two young women were killed Wednesday night and two young men injured in a single-vehicle accident on a dirt road in northern Somerset County, police said.
Jessica Worster, 21, of Jackman was traveling westbound on the Route 6 cutoff road, a dirt road that connects Routes 15/6 and 201, when she lost control of her 1999 Subaru station wagon, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m., Lancaster said.
“The vehicle left the road and rolled over several times,” Lancaster said.
Worster and one of her passengers, Brooke Giroux, 17, of Moose River, were both pronounced dead at the scene while Anthony Currier, 18, of Jackman and Kyle Hoyt, 22, of Moose River, suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, the chief deputy said.
Lancaster said an on-duty border patrol agent witnessed the accident and contacted sheriff’s deputies, and Cpl. Eugene Cole and Deputy Wilfred Dodge went to the scene quickly, Lancaster said.
None of the occupants in the car were wearing seat belts, and both Worster and Giroux were ejected from the car.
Lancaster said it’s likely speed and alcohol were major factors in the accident.
“It’s a tragedy of epic proportion,” he said.
Worster was heading westbound on the dirt road toward Route 201 at the time of the accident, according to Lancaster. Hoyt was treated and then released from a Jackman hospital while Currier was treated in Jackman before being taken to Eastern Maine Medical center in Bangor.
Jackman firefighters, state police and border patrol agents assisted sheriff’s deputies at the scene, Lancaster said.
Correction: An earlier version of this story requires correction. Currier’s first name is Anthony, not Andrew.