September 22, 2019
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Victims of Van Buren car crash suffered ‘significant injuries’

Van Buren Police Department | BDN
Van Buren Police Department | BDN
Four people were injured in a crash on Tuesday afternoon on Route 1 in Van Buren.

VAN BUREN, Maine — Three of four victims injured in a head-on collision on Tuesday in Van Buren remained hospitalized Wednesday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to Van Buren Police Chief Michael Bresett.

“I heard today that at least two of them were still in an induced coma. They had significant injuries,” Bresett said Wednesday. “They’re stable.”

A red Chevrolet Impala driven by Kenneth Cyr, 62, and a blue GMC SUV driven by Linda Emond, 68, collided head-on at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday on 952 Main St., also known as Route 1.

Cyr and his passenger, Linda Cyr, 62, were among the victims taken in critical condition to the Bangor hospital by LifeFlight after the crash, as was a passenger in Emond’s vehicle, 69-year-old Lionel Emond.

Linda Emond was treated at Cary Medical Center and released on Wednesday.

A third vehicle, a black 2012 Jeep Liberty operated by Ryan Deschaine, 32, avoided the crash by swerving off the road. Deschaine’s infant son also was in the Jeep Liberty. Neither Deschaine nor her child were injured as a result of the crash, according to Bresett.

The chief said that the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Members of the local fire and ambulance departments as well as the Caribou fire and ambulance services also assisted at the scene.


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