LIMINGTON, Maine — One person is dead and three others are seriously injured in an early morning car crash.
The York County sheriff’s office was notified about the single-vehicle crash in front of 42 Whaleback Road in Limington around 3:45 a.m. Saturday.
Police said the owner of the house at 42 Whaleback Road, E.J. Cabading, heard a crash, looked out his window and saw a vehicle in the woods.
Police said the impact caused the vehicle to ignite with the driver and one passenger trapped inside. The two other passengers appeared to have been ejected.
Cabading was able to extinguish the fire shortly before firefighters and rescue personnel arrived, according to officials.
Police said a preliminary investigation showed that a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, operated by Kyle Harmon, 20, of Windham, was traveling west on Whaleback Road with three passengers, Patrick Cheney, 23, of Buxton was in the front passenger seat and both Brandy Norton, 23, of Limington and Alexis Jongerden (unknown age) of Limington were in the rear seats.
Norton was pronounced dead at the scene. Harmon, Cheney and Jongerden were brought to Maine Medical Center. Harmon is listed in critical condition. Cheney’s and Jongerden’s conditions are listed as stable, according to officials.
Officials said the vehicle may have been traveling too fast for conditions of heavy fog and left the roadway, striking a guardrail and crashing into a culvert. The vehicle may have gone airborne, crashed into some trees and rolled over.
Whaleback Road was shut down while deputies reconstructed the crash. The road was expected to reopen at noon.