May 23, 2018
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Police identify 3 involved in Corinna crash, charges yet to be filed

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

CORINNA, Maine — Police on Tuesday released the names of three people who were involved in an accident in Corinna late Monday.

Deanna Carfagno, 22, of Sangerville, Brennan McGeoghegan, 22, of Guilford and Reginald Melvin, 20, who is believed to be from the Dexter area, all suffered serious injuries, according to Deputy Steve Marko of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Marko said Tuesday afternoon said the crash remains under investigation, and it will not be known for some time whether police will pursue charges. He added it’s still unknown who was driving the vehicle.

“We’re still sorting out who was where in the vehicle,” Marko said.

A spokeswoman at Eastern Maine Medical Center said Tuesday an update on Carfagno’s condition was not available. Updates on McGeoghegan and Melvin’s conditions also weren’t available.

Marko said it appears all three occupants of the Chevrolet Aveo were not wearing seat belts, and Melvin was ejected from the car, the deputy said.

Marko said considering the seriousness of the trio’s injuries, it may take some time before police are able to interview them.

“They were definitely very lucky,” Marko said.

Police were originally tipped off to the vehicle when they received a call from a woman who was apparently rammed from behind by the same vehicle on Route 7 in Newport shortly after 8 p.m.

Marko said the woman who was hit was able to keep the vehicle in sight as it came into Corinna and turned onto Nokomis Road, where it eventually crashed and wound up on its roof.

Police have said speed is a likely factor in the accident.

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