June 24, 2018
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Police: Double-fatal collision in Somerset County remains under investigation

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

EMBDEN, Maine — Somerset County sheriff’s deputies on Monday continued investigating a head-on collision that claimed the lives of two women.

“We as a division have met and discussed how we’re going to move forward and we’re consulting with the district attorney’s office,” Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster said.

Lancaster added state police are not assisting in the investigation.

The Feb. 27 crash claimed the lives of two women, Jennifer Nile, 22, of Embden and Ruth Souweine, 67, of Bangor, according to Lancaster.

Souweine, who was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Leon Souweine, 67, also of Bangor, died of her injuries on Sunday, Lancaster said.

The vehicle Souweine was driving was struck head-on by a car driven by Mark Schobel, 24, of North Anson, on Route 16, according to Lancaster. Nile was a passenger in Schobel’s vehicle, and Schobel was heading eastbound when he passed another vehicle in the westbound lanes, traveling into the path of Souweine’s vehicle.

Lancaster said no charges have been filed in connection with the accident, and reconstruction efforts are ongoing.

Correction: An earlier version of this story requires correction. Mrs. Souweine's first name is spelled "Ruth," not "Routh," as it was previously written.

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