Driver in fatal Casco crash had suspended license

Posted Aug. 31, 2010, at 5:20 a.m.

CASCO, Maine — Police say they believe speed and alcohol were factors in a car crash that killed two passengers in western Maine.

Authorities say 20-year-old Nicholas Sparrow of Casco, whose license was suspended for a drunk driving charge, was racing away from a sheriff’s deputy when he crashed into trees early Sunday in Casco. Killed in the crash were 29-year-old Thomas St. Saviour of Hiram and a 14-year-old boy from Baldwin.

Sparrow was partially ejected from the car but survived. He was in fair condition Monday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Saviour was wearing a seat belt and stayed in the 1993 Infiniti. Michael Daye, 14, of Baldwin was thrown from the car. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sparrow had been hosting a party when he and his passengers left to buy more alcohol, police said. Sparrow had just moved into a mobile home on Rosewood Road and had seven friends visit, several of whom were younger than 21, said Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce at a news conference Monday.

Authorities say the car was speeding without its headlights on when the officer tried to pull it over. The driver initially pulled over after about a mile but then sped off and out of the officer’s sight.

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