April 21, 2019
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Victims in head-on collision in Waldoboro identified

WALDOBORO, Maine — Police have identified a woman who died Friday in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Waldoboro.

Lois Sparks, 70, of Portland, died at the scene of the accident near Route 1’s intersection with Route 235. According to a press release from Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labombarde, three other people were also injured.

Marie Tysinger, 67, of Waldoboro, was traveling south on Route 1 at about 11 a.m. Friday when her 2010 Honda sport-utility vehicle drifted into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a 2007 Chevy Silverado pickup truck driven by Murray Sparks, 45, of Portland, who had his wife, Joely Sparks, 44, and his mother, Lois Sparks, 70, both of Portland, with him.

Tysinger and Murray Sparks were taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta by a Waldoboro rescue crew, and Tysinger was later taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Joely Sparks was first taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport before being transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Murray Sparks was treated for his injuries and released from Miles Memorial Hospital.

Route 1 was closed for about three hours while crash reconstructionists from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police investigated the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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