COLUMBIA – Two people were killed when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in Washington County Friday afternoon.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, it happened around 1:00 p.m on Route 1 in Columbia between Ridge Road and the Marshville Road.
Sheriff Barry Curtis said an SUV driven by Angela Skidgel, 43, of East Machias crossed into the path of a tractor trailer, driven by Sean Kelly, 56.
A passenger in the SUV, 83-year-old Darold Ames, was pronounced dead when authorities arrived on scene.
LifeFlight was called to assist a 14-year-old boy, who died shortly after the helicopter arrived.
According to a statement released Friday evening, Skidgel and Kelly were taken to an Ellsworth hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Route 1 was shut down for several hours as sheriff’s deputies and state police worked to reconstruct the scene.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.