Fatal Crash

Topsham Fatal Indictment

A Massachusetts man was indicted by a Grand Jury for felony manslaughter charges for killing another motorist on I-295 earlier this year.

On Oct. 14, 2020, following several months of investigation, a Grand Jury indicted Nasser Tibaijuka, 42, of Waltham, Massachusetts, on a charge of Manslaughter, Class A. This charge is resulting from a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on July 3, 2020, in Topsham on I-295, where Mr. Tibaijuka struck and killed Joseph Fisher, 41, of Woolwich, while he was securing an item in his truck bed in the breakdown lane. Tibaijuka was arrested by New Hampshire State Police and extradited to Maine, where he was transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Sidney Fatal Accident

Sidney Fatal CrashOne person is dead after a crash in Sidney. 

On Oct. 2, 2020, at 3:03 p.m., Troopers responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on I-95 northbound at mile 116 in Sidney.   The preliminary investigation suggests that the orange 2005 Honda Element utility vehicle was traveling north in the right lane during a rainstorm.  Witnesses stated that the vehicle suddenly crossed into the passing lane, went off the roadway into the grassy median where it side-swiped a tree with the passenger side of the vehicle.  The driver, Nicholas Caron, 18, of Bangor, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics on scene.  The vehicle sustained massive passenger side and top damage.  Both airbags deployed and the driver was wearing his seatbelt.  Maine Department of Transportation, Sidney Fire Dept., and Delta Ambulance responded to the scene.  A Kennebec Sheriff’s detective came upon the scene and assisted with interviews of witnesses. 

The crash is still under investigation from Troopers from Troop C.  

I-95 Bangor Fatal Crash

Bangor I95 CrashMaine State Police responded to a fatal crash on the I-95 NB 186 off ramp to Stillwater Avenue in Bangor on September 26, at approximately 9:22 a.m. 

Corporal Chris Hashey responded to the scene as the primary investigator, and as a result of the investigation learned that James Rice, 38, of Bangor, ME, was driving a silver 2005 BMW north on I-95 in Bangor and exited at Exit 186 to Stillwater Avenue.  As Rice exited the interstate, his vehicle failed to negotiate the right hand curve and travelled off the roadway and down an embankment, striking a tree.  The impact of the tree was to the driver’s side door area of his vehicle.  The causation of the accident remains under investigation.

Rice, who was wearing a seatbelt was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were no other occupants in the vehicle.  

Maine State Police was assisted at the scene by the Bangor Fire Department.

The off-ramp was closed to traffic for approximately 2 hours.

This is all of the information that is available at this time.

Chester Fatal Crash

Chester vehicle Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on the Chester/Access Road in Chester on Sept. 24, at approximately 8:15 p.m. 

Tpr. Kari Kurth responded to the scene and as a result of the investigation learned that Christian Dow,51, of Middletown, NY, was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe south on South Chester Road. Dow failed to stop at the intersection of South Chester Road and Access Road, crossing in front of Jeison Arcos, 41, of Newark, NJ, who was driving a Freightliner truck with a passenger, William Arcos, 32, of Newark, NJ, travelling west on the access road. Arcos attempted to avoid the collision, but the front of his truck crashed into the driver’s side of Dow’s vehicle. The Freightliner overturned onto the left side shoulder. 

Dow was pronounced dead. William Arcos was LifeFlighted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Jeison Arcos was treated for minor injuries at Penobscot Valley Hospital. Dow was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit, Lincoln Fire and rescue, Bouchard’s Towing and Robinson’s Towing, and LifeFlight assisted on scene.

Hudson Man Killed in Palmyra Crash

Palmyra FatalMaine State Police from Troop C are investigating a fatal crash involving a man from Hudson.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at 2:13 a.m., Maine State Police Troop C Troopers responded to 156 Warren Hill Road in Palmyra for a report of a crash involving a single vehicle with numerous injuries.
Upon arrival and investigation into the crash, Troopers learned that Adam Webber (25) of Hudson Maine was killed in the crash, and six occupants in his 2005 Ford F350 all sustained serious injuries as a result of the truck’s impact. The occupants were transported for medical treatment to Sebasticook Valley Hospital. 
The case remains under investigation, but speed and alcohol were both likely factors in the crash. 
Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact the Maine State Police Troop C in Skowhegan at 207-624-7076 and ask to speak with Trooper Garrett Booth.

Maine Turnpike Fatal Accident

A Massachusetts man died in a crash on the Maine Turnpike earlier today.
On Aug. 30, 2020, Maine State Police were called to a fatal crash at Mile Marker 18 on the Maine Turnpike (Between York and Wells, Maine). As a result of the investigation, Troopers learned that Eric Fishman, 62, of Danvers, Mass. had driven off the road at Mile Marker 18 southbound. His vehicle collided with the supports of a turnpike sign. Speed and weather are considered to be factors in the crash. Fishman was the only occupant in the crash.

Island Falls Fatal Crash

IF CrashTwo people have died in a crash in Island Falls.

On August 10, 2020, at approximately 3:30 PM, the Houlton RCC received a 911 call from a passing motorist reporting a car off the road with people trapped.  Trooper Tim Saucier responded and learned the following from his subsequent investigation.  35 year old Colleen Collins was driving North on the interstate in Island Falls in a full size sport utility vehicle.  Also in the vehicle was 62 year old Mary Michaud and her son 42 year old Keith Michaud both of Van Buren.  Collins lost control of the SUV and traveled off into the ditch coming to rest in the trees before catching fire.  Colleen Collins and Mary Michaud did not survive the crash and were pronounced deceased at the scene.  Keith was transported to the Houlton Regional Hospital with non life threatening injuries.  

Island FallsDue to the extent of the damage the make and model of the vehicle is still undetermined as well as if the occupants were wearing their seat belts.  

Also assisting at the scene were Tr. Steve Mahon, Sgt. Josh Haines, Lt. Brian Harris, Maine Forest Service, Island Falls Fire and Island Falls Ambulance.      

Lagrange Fatal Crash

Lagrange CrashUPDATE (July 9, 2020, 8:18 a.m.): 

The Maine State Police is investigating a fatal car crash that claimed the life of a 35-year-old woman from Lagrange.  At approximately 6:55 p.m., on July 7, 2020, State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle roll-over crash on the Medford Road in the town of Lagrange.  Investigators learned a 2003 Dodge Durango, operated by 39-year-old Randall Hamm of Lagrange rolled over after he lost control around a corner.  Passenger Desarae Bourgoine was ejected and killed in the crash.  Hamm was extricated by Fire and Rescue personnel and flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  State Police continue to investigate.  

This is the only information available at this time.  
If anybody has information in relation to this please contact Tr. Kurth at 207-973-3700.
The Maine State Police was assisted by the Bradford, Lagrange and Milo Fire Departments, as well as Three Rivers Ambulance and Life Flight.  

Maine State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Lagrange. 

On July 7, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a passerby called Bangor Regional Communication (RCC) and informed dispatchers of a single-vehicle crash on the Medford Road in Lagrange (Near the Brimstone Road). Trooper Kari Kurth arrived on scene to find a Dodge Durango had traveled off the righthand side of the road and rolled onto its roof, trapping the occupants inside. One occupant has died the other has been transported to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center with what are considered non-life-threatening injuries. The names of the occupants will not be released until next of kin can be notified. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Bradford Fire, Lagrange Fire, Hudson Fire, Milo Rescue, LifeFlight, all assisted with the extrication and rescue efforts. Sgt. Alden Bustard, Sgt. Jeff Ingemi, and Tpr. Andrew Peirson assisted on scene. 

No further information is available at this time.                 

Lewiston Fatal Accident

Lewiston CrashState Police say the man who died in a crash on the Maine Turnpike in Lewiston on April 27, 2020,  is 31 year old Joshua Lussier of Lewiston.  Troopers said Lussier was traveling at a high rate of speed in the northbound lane when his car struck guardrails.  He was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown out of the car. He died at the crash site. 

Fatal Crash in Hampden

State Police say one man was killed this morning in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden.  The crash took place about 5:30 AM off the northbound lanes on April 22, 2020.  The pickup truck lost control on black ice, struck a guardrail and overturned several times.

The name of the victim will be released later today after relatives have been notified.  The victim is the 31st person to die on Maine roads this year, the same number as last year at this time. 

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