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3 teens dead, 2 others severely injured in Clinton crash

Officials say all five victims are under the age of 18 in the early Sunday morning crash in Clinton. GoFundMe accounts have been established for the teens that died.

CLINTON, Maine — Three children, including two sisters, are dead and two others seriously injured, after a single-car crash on Hinckley Road in Clinton, according to police.

The three dead include 15-yr-old Thomas Porfirio, 15-yr-old Emily Baker, and her 12-yr-old sister Ashlin Baker, according to Spokesperson for Maine Department of Public Safety Steve McCausland. 

McCausland said the three were dead when first responders arrived on the scene. 

12-yr-old Nevaeh Wilson of Clinton and a 16-yr-old unidentified Clinton boy were taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

McCausland said officials are withholding the driver's identity while investigators and District Attorney's Office continue to investigate the crash. The male driver doesn't have a license.

Maine State Police Lieutenant Jason Madore told NEWS CENTER Maine the crash happened around 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning. McCausland added investigators believe the 2007 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 16-yr-old Clinton boy, hit an icy patch of road at a high rate of speed, went into an uncontrolled skid and struck a tree passenger side first. 

Madore said speed and driver inexperience were likely causes of the crash.

The state reconstruction unit is helping the Clinton Police Department investigate the crash.

The crash took place on a straight section of the Hinckley Road, near the intersection of the True Road in Clinton.

Helping the families & Finding help with grief

A close friend of the Baker family, Holly DeOme, has created a GoFundMe to raise money for the girls' funeral expenses. 

According to DeOme, the mother of the Baker girls became a widow only a year ago when her husband passed away. 

She said the mother was made aware of the crash Sunday morning, that according to her, happened only a mile from the girls' home. 

Holly DeOme Funeral expenses I'm trying to raise money for my friend who lost both of her daughters Emily 14 years old and Ashlin 12 years old in a horrible c

A GoFundMe has also been set up for a Memorial Fund for Thomas (Tommy) Porfirio by Ashley Idamae Pouliot. Pouliot says the Memorial Fund is to help Tony and Sheila Porfirio, Thomas's parents. 

Ashley Idamae Pouliot Memorial fund for Tommy Porfirio This morning a tragic vehicle accident occured. We lost 3 young lives way to soon. One of them a 15 yea

If you or someone you know is having trouble dealing with this horrific tragedy, there are resources available. 

NEWS CENTER Maine will update when details become available.

Story was updated to reflect the correct spelling and age of one of the hospitalized victims. Public Safety spokesperson corrected a previous press release error. 

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