Man dead, 2 injured in Corinth crash

Posted May 29, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
Last modified May 29, 2014, at 10:39 p.m.

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CORINTH, Maine — A local man has died from injuries he suffered in a head-on crash on Route 15, Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.

Two women suffered serious injuries, he said.

The victims, all from Charleston, have been identified as Milton Young, 64, who was pronounced dead at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Anne Marie Welch, 53, and her passenger, 20-year-old Sarah Roberts, both of whom were taken to EMMC for treatment of serious injuries, Sgt. William Sheehan said Thursday night.

Sheehan said all three involved in the collision were wearing seatbelts.

According to Morton and Sheehan, the crash occurred about 4:40 p.m. on Route 15, also known as Main Street, near Morrison Middle School, when Young, who was driving a white Ford Escape, crossed the center line and traveled into the path of a white Chevrolet Impala driven by Welch.

The affected section of roadway remain closed until about 8 p.m. to allow sheriff’s office personnel to reconstruct the accident.

Sheehan said the cause of the accident remains under investigation. Deputy Mark Lloyd is the lead investigator and Deputy Ed Toulouse is reconstructing the crash.

Morton said the sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police, Mayo Ambulance and the Corinth Fire Department.

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