Bangor woman dies of injuries suffered in Embden crash last week

Posted March 02, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman injured last week in an accident in Embden has died as a result of her injuries, according to the Bangor Braces Facebook site.

Ruth Souweine, 67, of Bangor died Sunday at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Souweine’s husband, Leon, operates the orthodontic practice Bangor Braces.

She was injured Thursday in a head-on collision on Route 16, also known as the New Portland Road, according to a previously published report.

Jennifer Nile, 22, of Embden died Thursday as a result of the crash. She was a passenger in a 2012 Malibu sedan driven by Mark Schobel, 24, of North Anson when the crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m., Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office told the Bangor Daily News on Thursday night.

Schobel was traveling east on Route 16 when he passed another vehicle, traveling into the path of a westbound 2012 Subaru Outback driven by Leon Souweine, 67, of Bangor, Lancaster said.

Souweine and his wife, who was a passenger in the Subaru, and Schobel all were injured and were taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, the deputy said Thursday.

Ruth Souweine and Schobel later were flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by LifeFlight, Lancaster said.

Lancaster said the road was bare when the crash happened and that speed is being considered a factor. The posted speed limit on the stretch of road where the accident happened is 50 mph, he said.

Lancaster said the air bags deployed in both vehicles and that both vehicles were demolished.

The accident is being reconstructed by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster said. He said the Anson Fire Department assisted at the accident scene.

The circumstances of the crash are being reviewed by the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office.

BDN writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

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