Police have released the identities of two people involved in a fatal head-on collision in Buckfield Wednesday evening.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the accident happened on Route 117 in Buckfield about 5 p.m. 24-year-old Alexander Pond of Buckfield died when his VW Beetle crossed the centerline and struck a Ford F350 pickup truck head-on. The truck, driven by 55-year-old Stacy Cobb of Wayne, was hauling a trailer. Cobb was taken to the hospital as a precaution for non-life threatening injuries. Police are still trying to determine what caused Pond's vehicle to cross into the opposite lane.

The road was closed for over five hours as police investigated and cleared the scene. Assisting Troopers were aided by members of the Oxford County Sheriff's Office, Paris Police Department, and Buckfield fire and rescue.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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