West Paris, Maine — January 6, 2012
Police say two teens are dead after a suspected drunken-driving accident in West Paris on Friday night.
According to troopers with the Maine State Police, 18-year-old West Paris resident Kristina Lowe was driving eastbound along Maine State Route 219 in a Subaru. Around 12:20 a.m., Ms. Lowe lost traction on an icy patch of road and smashed into a stand of trees.
Officers at the scene say 19-year-old Norway resident Logan Dam was killed in the accident, along with 16-year-old West Paris resident Rebecca Mason. Rebecca was a student at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and Mr. Dam was a former student.
Paramedics transported Ms. Lowe to Portland’s Maine Medical center for treatment of a possibly broken back. Another occupant of the Subaru, 22-year-old South Paris resident Jacob Skaff was taken to Norway’s Stephens Memorial Hopsital for head trauma.
The accident remains under investigation. Police believe alcohol may have been a factor.
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UPDATE: Investigators say Ms. Lowe and Mr. Skaff fled the scene immediately after the accident. They were found in separate locations.
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