Officials have released the names of two people killed in a crash in Dixmont.

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office reports the crash that happened Wednesday afternoon claimed the lives of 74-year-old Doreen Spinney of Dixmont and 34-year-old Andrew Clark of Belfast. Sheriff's Deputies were called to Western Avenue, also known as Route 9, at approximately 12:40. When they arrived, they found two people who had died in the crash.

An investigation into the circumstances of the crash determined that Mr. Clark was traveling at a high rate of speed and making unsafe passes, while traveling west in his sedan. During one of those passes at the crest of a hill, Clark's vehicle struck an oncoming sedan being driven by Spinney. Clark and Spinney were alone in their vehicles. No one else was hurt.

The circumstances of this crash remain under investigation. Our condolences to the families and friends of both crash victims.

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