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Driver In Triple Fatal Crash Had Been Involved In Earlier Fatality

State motor vehicle records show that the driver of a pickup truck in which three young people were killed in Sebago had a long record of highway accidents, including another in which a person was killed.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Plummer was driving with a suspended license when he and two others were killed yesterday when their pickup crashed into a tree. They were fleeing a sheriff's deputy at the time.

Plummer's driving record shows a string of accidents and infractions dating back to 2000. The day after his vehicle hit a deer in January of that year, Plummer struck a group of three pedestrians in Naples, killing one of them. Later the same year, Plummer was involved in a head-on collision. Records show that Plummer's license was suspended for failure to pay a fine when he was caught driving in March of this year. He was driving under another suspension when yesterday's accident happened.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says that record should be very sobering for all Maine drivers. He says there's little more the state can do when a driver whose license has been suspended continues to get behind the wheel.

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