December 16, 2019
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Man in critical condition after four-car crash in Woolwich

Dreamstime | TNS
Dreamstime | TNS

A Woolwich man was in critical condition Monday after a four-car crash in the early morning.

A 2016 GMC Penske cargo van driven by William Young, 55, of Topsham was traveling north on Route 1 in Woolwich about 6:50 a.m. when it crossed the centerline and struck a southbound 1998 Subaru Forester driven by 57-year-old Barry L. Wyman of Woolwich, according to Chief Deputy Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.

The Penske van then struck two other southbound vehicles, a 2005 Subaru driven by 40-year-old Dorothy McCarren of Woolwich and a 2014 Subaru Legacy driven by 38-year-old Jacob Schwarz of Woolwich, Strout said. None of the vehicles had any passengers.

The crash happened near the restaurant Taste of Maine.

Wyman was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was listed in critical condition, Strout said. The other three drivers were taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, where they were treated and later released, he said.

An initial report from the sheriff’s office suggested that at least one person was killed in the crash, but Strout later said one victim was in critical condition, noting there was “conflicting information.”

Strout said the crash remains under investigation, and police are working to determine why the Penske van crossed the centerline.

No charges have been filed, but Strout said “charges, if warranted, will take place once the investigation is completed.”


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