The identies have been released of those involved in a fatal wrong-way vehicle crash on the Turnpike on Nov. 29.

From the Maine State Police:

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Augusta has officially identified three individuals involved in the triple fatal crash that happened on the Turnpike in the area of Mile 45 in Portland on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The male driver of the wrong-way vehicle, the gray 2018 Honda Civic, has officially been identified as 23-year-old Brandon Crawford-Adams of Old Orchard Beach. The female passenger in the gray 2018 Honda Civic, has been identified as 22-year-old Julia Chapdelaine of Dudley, Massachusetts. The female driver of the black 2013 Toyota Rav4 has been identified as 33-year-old Alpha Anastacio of Portland. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The triple fatality crash last night, Nov. 29, involved a wrong-way vehicle traveling southbound on the Turnpike. The crash continues to be under investigation.

From the Maine State Police:

On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at approximately 9:40 pm, the Augusta Regional Communications Center received several reports of a wrong-way vehicle traveling on the Turnpike southbound at a high rate of speed in the northbound lane in the area of Mile 48 in Portland. The wrong-way vehicle was a grey 2018 Honda Civic sedan. The Initial investigation indicates the wrong way driver struck a silver 2020 Ford F150 pickup truck that was traveling northbound on the Turnpike. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and reported only minor vehicle damage. Shortly after hitting the pickup truck, the wrong-way driver struck a black 2013 Toyota Rav4 head-on. The head-on crash was in the left northbound lane in the area of mile marker 45. Upon impact, both vehicles caught on fire and became fully engulfed. The operator of the Toyota Rav4 was the sole occupant of the vehicle who was deceased upon emergency responders’ arrival. Both of the occupants in the wrong-way vehicle were also deceased upon arrival. The triple fatality crash continues to be investigated by the Maine State Police in collaboration with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta who will identify the three occupants of the vehicles involved. The Turnpike was closed north of Exit 45 for approximately 2 hours. South Portland and Scarborough Fire Departments and the Maine Turnpike Authority assisted on scene.

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