Police Release Details of Fatal Route 1A Crash [UPDATE]
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office has released the details of a fatal accident on Route 1A in Dedham Saturday afternoon.
Officials closed the road to traffic at around 4:00, for a multi-vehicle accident. According to the sheriff's office, a Mercedes Benz, driven by 89-year-old Edwin Roberts of Dedham, failed to stop for a stop sign when exiting Pine Hill Road onto Route 1A. As it entered the southbound travel lane, it was hit in the driver's side by a Dodge Ram pickup towing a camper. Roberts was killed in the crash. 50-year-old Ahmet Hakan Parlakulas, who was driving the pickup, and his passenger, 57-year-old Nancy Parlakulas, both of Massachusetts, were taken to the hospital. Nancy's injuries were not considered life threatening.
The two vehicles then entered the northbound lane, striking a Mitsubishi Outlander. The driver, 61-year-old Randolph Moseley of Ellsworth, was not hurt in the accident. A fourth vehicle, a Toyota Prius driven by 68-year-old Lawrence Saucier of Ellsworth, was not able to stop in time and struck the Mercedes Benz from behind. Saucier and his passenger, 61-year-old Mary Saucier of Ellsworth, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials announced just after 7:00 that the road had been reopened.
This crash remains under investigation. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police, Dedham Fire Department, Ambulance Services from Orrington, Brewer, and Northern Light Health, and the Maine Department of Transportation.