WOOLWICH, Maine — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a Wiscasset man has died as the result of a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on U.S. Route 1 at the intersection of George Wright Road.
Walter Crosman, 45, of Wiscasset, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office..
Crosman was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler northbound on Route 1 when, witnesses told the sheriff’s office, he tried to pass a 2002 Toyota sedan on the right side but hit that vehicle which trying to cut back in front of it.
The Toyota was driven by Jennifer Blackwell, 25, of Brunswick, who was not injured.
Crosman went into the southbound lane, where a 2002 Subaru station wagon driven by Emma Leonard, 17, of Boothbay hit the Jeep. Leonard suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was transported by Bath Rescue to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
“We are not sure why Mr Crosman was attempting to pass the other vehicle. Route 1 is a two lane road, with a breakdown lane, but there is no apparent reason why the driver did what he did,” Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said in the release.
“The accident remains under investigation and it could be several days before deputies can piece together the actions leading up to the accident.”