Alpha Anastacio, Brandon Crawford-Adams, Julia Chapdelaine : “Triple Fatal Crash on Maine Turnpike Caused by Wrong-Way Driver”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A tragic triple fatal crash occurred on the Maine Turnpike, caused by a wrong-way driver, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety. The incident took place on Wednesday, November 29, in the area of northbound mile 45 in Portland. A Honda Civic, traveling in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed, collided head-on with a Toyota Rav4. The impact was so severe that both vehicles immediately burst into flames, resulting in the deaths of the driver and passenger in the Honda Civic, as well as the driver of the Toyota Rav4.

The driver of the Toyota Rav4 has been identified as Alpha Anastacio, a 33-year-old resident of Portland. The driver of the Honda Civic was identified as Brandon Crawford-Adams, a 23-year-old from Old Orchard Beach, and his passenger was identified as Julia Chapdelaine, a 22-year-old from Dudley, Massachusetts.

The Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson, Shannon Moss, stated that all three individuals were already deceased when first responders arrived at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the identities of the victims. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Prior to colliding with the Toyota Rav4, the Honda Civic had also struck a silver 2020 Ford F-150 pickup truck near northbound mile marker 48. Fortunately, the driver of the truck escaped unharmed and only reported minor vehicle damage.

This heartbreaking incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of wrong-way driving and the devastating consequences it can have. The Maine Department of Public Safety urges all drivers to remain vigilant and attentive on the roads, observing traffic signs and signals at all times.

For the latest updates on this tragic crash and other breaking news, weather, and traffic alerts, users can download the NEWS CENTER Maine mobile app. The community mourns the loss of these three lives and hopes that this incident will serve as a reminder for everyone to prioritize safety on the roads.

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