A two-vehicle crash in Edmunds Township has claimed the life of a child.

Maine State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash just after 7 AM  Wednesday, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss. The drivers in the incident had minor injuries but an 11-year-old child sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of a silver Buick Lucerne was traveling southbound on Route 1, near the intersection with Tide Mills Road, when he lost control of his vehicle. The car skidded across the roadway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, a blue Toyota Prius. The child was in the back seat of the second car. The names of the deceased and the two drivers have not been released.

The area of Route 1 and Tide Mills Road was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.

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