Fatal Crash

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. 

Clinton Man Charged After Fatal Crash

David W. Johnson, 44, of Clinton, Maine

A Clinton man was arrested and is facing felony charges for a fatal crash that killed two men in November of 2019.

On March 2, 2020, Troopers from Troop C arrested David W. Johnson, 44, of Clinton, Maine, after a lengthy investigation that included Specialists from the Maine State Police Traffic Safety Unit and several members of Maine State Police Troop C in Skowhegan.

This was as a result of a crash on November 23, 2019 on Hill Road in Canaan that killed Scott Miller, 55, of and Robert Archer, 58, both of Clinton.

David Johnson is charged with two counts of Class A Felony Manslaughter, two counts of Class B Felony Aggravated OUI causing death, one count of Class C Aggravated OUI causing serious bodily injury and one count of Class D OUI, 1 Prior. Johnson is being held at Somerset County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.



An Orland woman was killed after the vehicle she was a passenger in went off the road last night. The driver is facing multiple charges.

On Jan. 28, 2020, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Tr. Travis Chapman responded to the Cedar Swamp Rd. in Orland for a motor vehicle crash.  Investigation revealed that Robert Cunningham (48) of Orland was driving west in a 2007 Ford Ranger.  Valerie Seavey (50) of Orland was a passenger.  The driver lost control on a left hand corner, went off the left side of the roadway striking an embankment.  The vehicle came to rest on its wheels in the middle of the roadway.  At some point, Seavey was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Seavey wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.  

Cunningham was placed under arrest and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.  On Jan. 29, he was charged with Manslaughter, Agg. OUI, Agg. Driving to Endanger and Speeding 30 MPH or more over the speed limit.  Sgt. Tim Varney and Cpl. Dan Ryan assisted.  Tr. Josh Lander is reconstructing the crash.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors.  Bucksport and Orland Fire Departments also assisted.

Canaan Fatal Crash

Canaan CrashA crash left one dead and two injured in Canaan. The road was closed for five hours as Troopers investigated the incident.

On Nov. 23, at approximately 7:09 p.m., 2019, Maine State Police Trooper Garrett Booth, Trooper Eric Sucy, Corporal Rick Moody, and Sergeant Peter Michaud responded to the area 1292 Hill Road in Canaan for a report of a single vehicle crash involving three occupants. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of a 2004 Mustang convertible failed to negotiate a left turn, went off the roadway and struck a tree head-on where it came to rest.  The driver, David Johnson, 44, of Clinton and passenger Robert Archer, 58, of Clinton, were both taken to a local hospital then then transferred Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for serious injuries.  The third passenger, Scott Miller, 55, also of Clinton, was killed in the crash.

Preliminary investigation suggests alcohol to be contributing factor in the crash, however the investigation is ongoing.  

Troop C personnel were assisted by Specialist Pion of the Maine State Police Traffic Unit for mapping and reconstruction purposes.  Canaan Fire Dept and Somerset Sheriff’s deputies also assisted in the emergency response.  The Hill Road was shut down for approximately 5 hours while Troopers completed the scene investigation. 

Litchfield Fatal Crash

Litchfield FatalA Litchfield man is facing charges after the fatal collision that killed two people. 

On Nov. 9, at approximately 7:39 p.m., State Police received an erratic operation-related traffic complaint in Litchfield, and several minutes later at approximately 7:49 p.m. a report of a crash was called in to dispatch. State Police out of Troop D investigated a two-vehicle crash in Litchfield on Nov. 9, 2019. Troopers James Moore, Nicholas Gleeson, and Kyle Pelletier determined that  a Lincoln SUV driven by Shawn Metayer, 60, of Litchfield apparently crossed the centerline on the Hallowell Road and struck an oncoming vehicle. The occupants of the other vehicle, a full-sized pickup truck, were Derek Trudeau, 48, and his wife Stephanie Trudeau, 40, both of Litchfield, were killed upon impact. The Trudeaus were travelling to pick up their 9-year-old child from a friend’s house. Metayer was transferred to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Troopers believe speed and alcohol to be factors and charges are pending Metayer’s release from the hospital.

Troop D was assisted by Litchfield Fire, Gardiner Rescue, Maine State Police Accident Reconstruction, and AC Towing.


Sidney Fatal
Trooper Eric Sucy investigating today’s fatal crash in Sidney

Maine State Police say a woman was killed this morning when her pickup truck overturned off the Middle Road in Sidney.  Trooper Eric Sucy said Elizabeth Simmons,38, of Sidney, Simmons was not wearing her seat belt when the truck overturned off the Middle Road.   Troopers said the truck was speeding and the woman was not wearing her seat belt.  The truck went off the road on a slight curve and came to rest on its roof at the intersection of the Reynolds Hill Road. The woman, the truck’s only occupant , was killed instantly.  The crash was reported about 8:15 a.m.  The crash was less than two miles from the Augusta city line.

(Updated to include name and photo)


State Police say a young man died early this morning in a one vehicle crash near Millinocket.  Troopers said 19-year-old Mark Dibona of Millinocket died at the crash site on the Cedar Lake Road about six miles west from Millinocket. The road is located off Route 11 in Long A Township.  A motorist discovered the crash just before 3 AM.  Troopers said Dibona's 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck left the road and crashed into a ditch.  He was not wearing a seat belt and troopers said speed is the likely cause of the crash.


Maine State Police say the two people killed Monday afternoon in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Howland were not wearing seat belts and both were thrown out of the pickup truck.  Troopers say the driver likely fell asleep. 


Dead are:


Driver- Michael Dentico (63) of Arundel who died at the scene

Passenger-  Jacqueline Gordon (66) of Ellsworth.  Died enroute to the hospital


A second passenger, Tammy Dentico (43) of Arundel had minor injuries



Witnesses told troopers the 2004 Chevrolet pickup drifted into the median before abruptly veering back across both lanes and into the ditch on the right side of the road.  The truck overturned ejecting both Dentico and Gordon.  Preliminary investigation indicates Dentico fell asleep at the wheel.  No one in the truck was wearing seatbelts. 

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