May 24, 2018
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Two pedestrians struck by car on sharp Route 6 curve in Lee

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

LEE, Maine — Two teen pedestrians were flown by LifeFlight helicopters to Eastern Maine Medical Center after they were hit by a car on a sharp curve on Route 6 on Saturday.

Cody Scott and Devon Maxwell, age and addresses unreported, suffered head, leg and possible internal injuries — possibly including broken legs — when they were hit by a passing car about 8:40 p.m. as they walked between 180 Project Youth at 2823 Lee Road and Raymond’s Variety and Diner at 2789 Lee Road, witnesses said.

Though badly injured, both were conscious at the scene. One teen was flown from Lee Academy; the other, from Penobscot Valley Hospital of Lincoln, said Deputy Peter Stone of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

Medical conditions of the two were not available late Sunday.

The teens were hit by a 2003 Pontiac sedan driven by Brian Delaite, 29, of Lee, Stone said. Stone said he believed that the car and pedestrians were headed east when the accident occurred.

“He came by and struck them from behind,” Stone said Sunday.

No charges had been filed as of late Sunday.

April Murchison, co-owner of the nonprofit teen center, identified the two teenagers. She said they were walking from the center to the convenience store when the accident occurred. They are among several students from area high schools, including Lee Academy and Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln, who visit the center, she said.

It was not immediately apparent whether the teens were in the roadway or alongside it when the accident occurred.

About 500 feet west of Thomas Hill Road, the curve is among the sharpest in Penobscot County and is marked with flashing lights and a radar gun that tells motorists whether they are approaching too quickly. The night sky was dark and cloudy when the accident occurred.

Lincoln police Sgt. Kevin Giberson, state police Trooper Larry Anderson and Lee firefighters helped treat the teens, control traffic or assist in the investigation, which was continuing, Stone said.

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