Deadly Sunday on Central Maine Roads
Sunday has been a bad day on central Maine roads as four people died in three separate crashes, in Union, Benton and Sidney.
In Union just after midnight, two teenagers lost their lives on Wotten's Mill Road when they did not stop for police. Killed were the driver, 17-year-old Caleb Byras of Litchfield and 16-year-old Kara Brewer of Rockland. A third person, a 17-year-old girl, survived and was taken to the hospital.
Rockport Police tried to stop the car for speeding on route 17, but the car sped up. The officer lost it when it turned down the Wotten's Mill Road. The officer pulled back but later found the crash about two miles down the road. The teens had hit a tree splitting the vehicle in two.
In Sidney on Sunday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on Route 27 in Sidney killed a woman. The vehicle she and a young boy were in apparently collided with a pickup truck. The woman's vehicle rolled over in a ditch. A good Samaritan went to the burning car and pulled the boy out, who appeared to be about 12. Moments later, the car exploded with the woman still inside.
In Benton, one person was confirmed dead at an accident on Route 139. No further details were available.