7-Year-Old Boy Killed in Central Maine Car Crash, 1-Year-Old in Critical Condition
According to the Kennebec Journal, emergency crews were called to a tragic scene in the town of Madison on Thursday night.
The KJ is reporting that a family of five people were driving on White School House Road in Madison on Thursday night. They were apparently returning home after they had been visiting with some friends earlier in the day in Hartland.
The pickup truck then veered off of the road and into a tree. Police say that the crash happened just after 11 pm on Thursday night and that a 7-year-old boy was, who was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred, died at the crash scene.
Additionally, a 1-year-old child, who was in a child safety seat according to the KJ, sustained life-threatening head injuries. That child, along with a 9-year-old child who received non-life-threatening injuries, were subsequently taken to hospitals in Portland after first being transported to Skowhegan's Redington-Fairview General Hospital.
The parents, Robert Simonds and Ashley Corson, 30 and 28 years old respectively, suffered injuries that were also reported to be non-life-threatening. Authorities are still unsure whether or not the parents had seatbelts on at the time of the crash. The KJ is reporting that the oldest child, 9, did have a seatbelt on during the crash.
Police say that initial findings are that speed did not appear to be a factor. The Maine State Police are still investigating the crash as they work to determine what caused the Ford F-150 to leave the roadway on Thursday night.
The Kennebec Journal indicated that multiple agencies responded to the fatal crash, including, Anson-Madison-Starks Ambulance, Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance Service and the Madison Fire Department.
This is a developing story that we will keep updated as more information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic incident.