LISBON FALLS, Maine — Police say excessive speed was a contributing factor in a deadly single-vehicle crash early Saturday on Main Street that mortally wounded the 16-year-old driver and injured his three teenage passengers.
Andrew N. Chapman of Lisbon Falls was behind the wheel of a 2004 Pontiac sedan speeding south at about 5:10 a.m. when he “lost control and went off the left side of the road, striking a tree broadside,” Lisbon police Chief David Brooks said in a press release.
Chapman “had to be extricated from the vehicle by Lisbon Fire Department and transported by ambulance to [Central Maine Medical Center] in Lewiston,” the police chief said. “From CMMC, he was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.”
He died at Maine Medical Center just before 5 p.m. Saturday, Brooks said.
Front-seat passenger Michael D. Coffin, 16, of Topsham, “also had to be extricated from the vehicle” and was taken to CMMC with serious injuries that required emergency surgery, the police chief said.
Coffin’s condition was not available on Sunday, police and hospital staff said.
Two teenage girls from Lisbon Falls were in the backseat and also were injured, but were able to get themselves out of the crashed car, Brooks said.
Judith Hurst, 15, who suffered multiple broken bones, and Alyssa Boudreau, 18, were both taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Both had been released by Saturday night, the police chief said.
The fatal accident, which occurred near 152 Main St. in Lisbon Falls, is being investigated and reconstructed by the Lewiston Police Department.