- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, Maine (AP) - Maine authorities say a five-vehicle crash triggered by a lumber truck that rolled while rounding a corner has left two people dead and three injured.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer driven by 53-year-old Randall Weddle of Greenville, Tennessee, was heading west and the other four vehicles were heading east when the crash happened at about 5 p.m. Friday on Route 17 in Washington.

Deputies say the driver of the first car struck by the truck - 74-year-old Paul Fowles of Owls Head - was pronounced dead at the scene, as was the driver of a van that burst into flames. Confirmation of that driver’s identity is awaiting autopsy results.

Wendell, a passenger, and another driver were hospitalized with what authorities say were non-life-threatening injuries.



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