Early this morning, Jan. 26, an 11-year old died in a two vehicle crash in Washington County.

The Maine State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on Route 1 in Edmunds Township near the intersection of Tide Mills Road. The driver and lone occupant of a 2006 Silver Buick Lucerne was traveling southbound on Route 1 when he lost control of his vehicle, skidded across the roadway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the Buick was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The second vehicle, a 2010 Blue Toyota Prius, was carrying two occupants. The driver and an eleven-year-old passenger in the back seat. The child sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Prius was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The area of Route 1 and Tide Mills Road was shut down for several hours. The road has since reopened.

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