Police: Speed, alcohol may be factors

Update: Two drivers seriously injured in Route 1 crash; investigation continues

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jun 07, 2018
Courtesy of: Knox County Sheriff's Office A GMC truck was destroyed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Warren June 6. Both drivers involved in the crash were seriously injured.

Warren — A crash just before 8 p.m., June 6 on Route 1 in Warren near the intersection with Stirling Road caused serious injuries to the drivers of both vehicles involved, according to a June 7 press release from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

In an email correspondence June 9, Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said the crash is still under investigation as police have been unable to talk to the two drivers, both of whom were transported to a hospital in Portland by LifeFlight helicopter.

He said it looks like those conversations will not happen until Monday, June 11.

Wyatt Weaver, 33, of Thomaston, lost control of his 2007 GMC truck as he was traveling south and crossed over the center line, striking a 2012 Volkswagen traveling north that was driven by Brianna Widdecombe, 21, of Cushing, according to the release.

Weaver’s vehicle was braking and sideways as it struck Widdecombe’s vehicle head-on with its passenger side. Weaver and Widdecombe were both taken to hospital with serious injuries. A passenger, Caleb Bixby, 22, of Cushing was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital with complaints of pain.

Both vehicles were destroyed in the crash. Police said speed and possibly alcohol are factors.

Warren Fire and Rescue, Waldoboro Ambulance, LifeFlight of Maine and Knox County Regional Communications Center assisted with the scene. Deputy District Attorney Jeff Baroody was also called to the scene because of the seriousness of the crash and potential criminal charges. A reconstruction of the crash will be conducted by Deputy Paul Spear of the Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic was diverted around Stirling Road for several hours.

This story will be updated as further details become available.

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