Two teenagers killed in Sandy River Plantation crash

first_imgSANDY RIVER PLANTATION – A crash on Route 4 Monday evening has left two teenagers dead and several other people seriously injured, according to the Maine State Police.According to a statement released by MSP, Thomas Deckard-Madore, 17 of Strong, and Michaela Morgan, 15 of Phillips, were killed in the crash. Both were passengers in a vehicle that collided with another car Monday evening on Route 4 in Sandy River Plantation.The report of the crash was received at 8:45 p.m. According to the MSP, Karl and Laraine Crute, both 79 years old and from the town of Cushing, were traveling north in their 2017 Toyota Avalon when that vehicle collided with a black 2009 Pontiac G6 that was southbound on Route 4. The details of the crash are still being investigated by State Police, but Franklin County Regional Communication Center had warned drivers about slippery roads just after announcing a temporary road closure.According to police, the Pontiac was operated by Kaylee Knight, 18 of Chesterville. There were four teenage passengers in the vehicle, according to the release, including Deckard-Madore and Morgan.The Crutes and one of the teenage passengers are currently hospitalized and being treated for serious injuries.State Police were assisted by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Rangeley Police Department and Rangeley Fire Rescue, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Office, U.S. Border Patrol agents, personnel from the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office and others.“We are saddened by this tragic incident and our condolences are extended to the families of everyone involved,” State Police spokesperson Katy England said in the statement released Tuesday.last_img