Fatal Accident in Readfield Leaves One Dead

READFIELD - State authorities are now saying speed and distracted driving were large factors that led to a fatal car accident in Readfield that has left a young woman dead and another person injured.
It happened late Saturday afternoon when police say the 17-year-old male driver of Wayne was traveling east on Lane Road and failed to stop at the stop sign.
That's when his truck slammed into a tree head on, Killing passenger 20-year-old Gabriel Soucy of Mt. Vernon who died at the scene.  The driver was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with what police are describing as non-life threatening injuries. 
State police spokesman Steve Mcausland tells us that the weather was foggy and roads were wet at the time.  
State police reconstructed the crash.  Once the investigation has been completed, the file will be reviewed by the District Attorney's office.  At this time no charges have been filed.
Andrew Scheinthal

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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