HANCOCK, Maine — State police have identified two young Hancock County residents who were killed in a late-night accident Monday on Route 1.
A northbound 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer with four people in it had attempted to pass another vehicle when it struck a parked pickup truck and rolled over onto its passenger side around 11 p.m., according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
The driver, 20-year-old Edward Fowler of Franklin, and passenger Brittany Poors, 16, of Ellsworth died as a result of the accident, McCausland reported Tuesday evening.
Two other passengers, 20-year-old Sabrina Parke-Lagasse of Sedgwick and 17-year-old Gary Goodrich of Ellsworth, were taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, where they were treated and then released, according to McCausland. Fowler succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the same hospital, he said. Poors was pronounced dead at the scene.
Maine State Police continue to investigate the crash, which happened on Route 1 a short distance from the intersection with Route 182 in the vicinity of Ruth and Wimpy’s Restaurant.
Preliminary indications are that none of the occupants were wearing seat belts.
McCausland said the parked pickup had no occupants.
Members of Hancock County Ambulance, the Hancock Fire Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department assisted state police at the scene, McCausland said.
Route 1 was closed in both directions for an hour and a half while crews cleaned up the scene.