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Police: distracted driving and driving too fast for conditions factors in fatal crash

Officials say teen driver Russell Kirshman crossed the center line and struck Hardy Preston's car head-on.
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PEMBROKE, Maine — Officials say distracted driving and driving too fast for conditions caused a fatal car accident in Pembroke on Wednesday night. 

According to Public Information Officer Shannon Moss, 17-year-old Russell Kirshman of Marion Township crossed the centerline and struck the car of Hardy Preston, 58, of Edmunds Township head-on. 

Moss said Preston died at the scene and Kirshman was transported to Calais Regional Hospital for minor injuries. 

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