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83-year-old, 14-year-old, killed on Rt 1 in Columbia

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said an SUV may have crossed the center line into the path of a tractor-trailer truck
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Washington County Sheriff Barry Curtis said it appears that an SUV may have crossed the center line into the path of a tractor-trailer truck

COLUMBIA, Maine — Police say 83-year-old Darold Ames and a 14-year-old male, were killed on Rt 1 in Columbia Friday afternoon.

Washington County Chief Deputy Michael Crabtree said a Ford Explorer crossed the center line into the path of a tractor-trailer truck. Crabtree said the truck driver tried to avoid the SUV, but ended up colliding with the vehicle. 

Ames, the passenger in the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 14-year-old was also a passenger, and was pronounced dead a short time later while waiting to be flown by Life Flight. The driver was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Sean Kelley, 56, was taken by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injures.

The crash is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police. Route 1 was closed for several hours.

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