St. John Valley

Van Buren man, woman suffer serious injuries in fatal accident in Bridgewater

A 73-year-old driver from Old Town died Sunday of injuries suffered in a head-on collision that afternoon between two vehicles on Route 1 in Bridgewater. Two people from Van Buren suffered serious injuries and are being treated at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Police are not identifying the deceased until family members can be notified.

Maine State Police troopers who investigated the accident said it appeared that a 2018 Honda CRV was traveling southbound at about 3:30 p.m. when it crossed the centerline into the northbound lane where it collided head on with an oncoming 2018 Toyota 4Runner.

Bridgewater firefighters and first responders tended to the victims at the scene and Crown Ambulance personnel transported the 73-year-old operator of the CRV to Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital in Presque Isle where the individual died.

The ambulance service also transported the driver of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, Steven Corriveau, 62, and passenger Brenda Corriveau, 59, of Van Buren to the Presque Isle hospital. Both were transferred from there to Northern Light EMMC in Bangor, one by ambulance and one by Life Flight helicopter.

Route 1 in Bridgewater was closed for a short time.

The accident remains under investigation. Police did not immediately release any other information.

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