Hope boy dies in Liberty crash

Nov 29, 2018

Liberty — Maine State Police say a young boy and a woman died in a fatal two-vehicle crash on Route 3 in Liberty Wednesday evening, Nov. 28.

Killed were 9-year-old Colby Adams of Hope, and 64-year-old Janice Minson of Verona Island.

Troopers said Minson was driving a car that crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

Minson died shortly after arrival at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast and Adams was killed instantly. He was a passenger in the pickup, operated by 20-year-old Evan West of Liberty.

A second passenger in the truck, 15-year-old Samuel Levesque of Liberty, was seriously injured. Levesque is being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland for multiple injuries, although they are not believed to be life-threatening. West was treated and released from the Belfast hospital.

Troopers said the wreck was about a quarter-mile away from another fatal crash that took place Tuesday morning on Route 3 near the entrance to Lake St. George State Park.

Traffic on the road was detoured around the crash site for three hours as a team of troopers investigated the crash. There is no immediate explanation of why Minson's Pontiac Vibe crossed the center line.

She was traveling east, headed home following an out-of-state vacation. West was friends with his two passengers, and they had left a nearby home to go to the store. The crash took place about 5:30 p.m.

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