St. John Valley

1 dies in head-on collision in Grand Isle that shut down a portion of Route 1

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GRAND ISLE, Maine — Two vehicles were involved Friday in a head-on collision near the Madawaska and Grand Isle town line, shutting down that portion of U.S. Route 1 for the afternoon with one pronounced dead on the scene.

The Madawaska Police responded to a fatal accident involving two vehicles around 1 p.m. on Feb. 11.

According to Jamie Pelletier of the Madawaska Police Department, Carol Roy, 56, of Madawaska was westbound on Route 1 in a Honda CRV while another vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Corolla, operated by Vincent Thibeault, 20, also of Madawaska, was eastbound.

The two vehicles collided, and Thibeault was pronounced dead at the scene, Pelletier said.

Roy was transported to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Pelletier said.

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