The Deputies arrived and found that a 2011 Ford Sedan, operated by Sherry Cloutier, 52, of Augusta had been operating westbound on Rt. 17 and for some unknown reason crossed the centerline and struck a 2002 Saab sedan operated by Angela Knight-Boege, 49, of Warren travelling eastbound head-on. Both operators were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers in either vehicle. Rt.17 was shut down to traffic for nearly 3 hours before crews were able to clear the road.
Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Union Fire and Ambulance Dept., Northeast Ambulance, and Washington Fire Dept.
UPDATE 5:27pm: The area closed of Rt. 17 is between North Union Rd and Shepherd Hill Rd.
UPDATE 5:14pm: Rt. 17 has been shutdown. No word on the people involved in the crash.
UPDATE 5:10pm: Washington Fire Department has been requested for traffic control.
UPDATE 5:05pm: Life flight has been cancelled.
BREAKING NEWS: Union, Maine - Union Ambulance, Fire Department, Knox County Sheriffs Office on scene of a head-on crash with heavy damage to both on Rt. 17 in Union, Maine.
Crash occurred in the area of 2774 Heald Highway.
Northeast Ambulance has been requested along with life flight.
More details when available.