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Three People Dead Following Crashes in Hancock County {Update}

Update: 4:21 AM 7-3-13

Police identify the people killed in Monday night’s crash in Hancock as the operator, 20 year old Edward Fowler of Franklin and 16 year old Brittany Poors of Ellsworth who was a passenger in Fowler’s vehicle.

Update: 12:06PM

Ellsworth police say their head-on crash happened on the Bucksport Road last night just before 11:30pm.

Lt. Harold Page identifies the victim as 22 year old Peter Dickinson of Surry.

The driver of the other car is 24 year old Joshua McHugh of Swanville and he’s been hospitalized with serious injuries.

Lt.Page says they know Dickinson crossed the center lane but they will probably never determine why.

It has been a tough night for police as they investigate two separate car crashes that have left three people dead.

State police say two victims were part of a crash that happened late last night in the Town of Hancock.

State Police say their investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, pulled out of Tideway Market in Hancock and headed north on Route 1 towards Sullivan.

The vehicle started to pass another vehicle when it went off the road striking a parked pick-up truck and then rolled over.

There were four people in the vehicle. One was pronounced dead at the scene.  Three were transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Two were treated and released.  The driver was pronounced dead at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

County Ambulance, Hancock Fire Department and Hancock Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

Route 1 was closed for approximately an hour and a half.

The crash is still under investigation.  No further investigative details are being released at this time.

Ellsworth Police also reporting they are investigating a fatal car crash as well that happened just minutes apart from the crash in Hancock.

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