*UPDATE* 9/20 4:40 p.m. – State police on Wednesday identified the victim of the crash as 36-year-old Joshua Martin of Yarmouth.
He died when his car was struck from behind by a car driven by 17-year-old Margaret Anne King of West Bath, state police said. Traffic was slowing down for another crash a short distance away, where a vehicle ended up on the median guardrail.
Troopers said King suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick by her parents.
The cause of the crash has yet to be determined, state police said, however they did say weather likely was not a factor.
State police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to law enforcement to call Troop B in Gray at 207-657-3030
State and local police, as well as Department of Transporation workers, were able to turn hundreds of vehicles around who were stuck in the traffic backup. State police said about 50 passenger vehicles did not turn around in addition to a number of tractor-trailers unable to because of their length.
FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A man was killed Tuesday night in a two-car interstate crash in Falmouth that shut down I-295 for several hours, state police said.
The rear-end collision happened around 7 p.m. in the northbound lanes near exit 10.
According to Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland, troopers said the man who died was operating a car that was struck from behind by a second vehicle.
The victim, a man in his 30s, died at the scene, state police said.
The other driver, a teenage girl was not hurt in the wreck.
Northbound lanes were expected to be shut down until 11 p.m. but were reopened an hour early. One southbound lane was also closed while crews investigated.
Names are expected to be released Wednesday morning.