Two Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Knox County: UPDATE WITH VICTIM NAMES
Firefighters and EMS crews from multiple towns rushed to a fatal crash at Route 17 and Fitch Road in the town of Washington.
Four vehicles were involved, including an overturned tractor trailer hauling a full load of lumber.
One vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, and other vehicles were in a nearby field. Knox County Sheriff's Office says two people died of injuries.
UPDATE: 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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