Firefighters and EMS crews from multiple towns rushed to the scene of a crash that killed two, took out power in the area and clogged traffic at Route 17 and Fitch Road for hours. The crash was reported at around 5 p.m. March 18.

In a press conference, Knox County Sheriff's Office officials reported that an 18-wheeler hauling lumber crossed the center line while headed west on Route 17, attempted to correct and fishtailed, according to WCSH 6. In the process the truck struck several other vehicles and all ended up off the road in the ditch or in the adjacent field. At least four vehicles were involved.

The tractor trailer truck rolled over into the ditch. Jaws of Life were needed to extract the driver who was LifeFlighted to a hospital. One of the cars involved caught fire.

Two died in two separate vehicles in the crash.

Power lines were knocked down and the power grid was shut off at the request of rescue workers at the scene.

Two LifeFlight helicopters responded. No identifications have been released as yet.

Traffic on Route 17 at Fitch Road had to be detoured around the scene which remained active for hours as police worked to reconstruct the crash.

Fire and EMS crews from Washington, Union, Waldoboro, Somerville and Jefferson responded along with Knox County Sheriff's Office and Maine State Police Police.

This story will be updated with more information and photographs.