Maine State Police have identified the three people killed in a wrong-way crash on the Turnpike in Portland.

How Did the Crash Happen?

The crash happened on Wednesday, November 29th near mile 45 in Portland. Maine State Police said a Honda Civic was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of the turnpike, at a high rate of speed, when it struck a pickup truck that was traveling northbound. No one was hurt in that crash and the Civic continued on until it slammed into a Toyota Rav4 that was traveling northbound in the left lane. The two vehicles hit head-on and then caught fire, quickly becoming engulfed.

What Have Police Said About the Victims of the Crash?

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says two people were in the Honda Civic. The car was being driven by Brandon Crawford-Adams, 23, of Old Orchard Beach. Julia Chapdelaine, 22, of Dudley, Massachusetts was in the passenger seat. The driver of the Rav4 has been identified as Alpha Anastacio, 33, of Portland. All three people died in the crash.

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Why Was the Vehicle Traveling the Wrong Way?

Maine State Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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