One dead, four hurt in three-vehicle Windsor crash

WINDSOR (AP) — Authorities say a three-car crash in Windsor sparked by drugs, speed and "erratic operation" has left one person dead and four others injured, including a teenage girl witnesses say tried to grab the steering wheel of a speeding car from an out-of-control driver.

Police say a car driven by 28-year-old Madison Martin of Augusta rear-ended one vehicle, then struck a second head on at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Martin died at the scene. A 17-year-old girl in his vehicle who tried to wrest control of it, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Three people in the other two vehicles were also hospitalized.

Police say the crash remains under investigation, but witnesses told the Kennebec Journal that Martin was driving at 100 miles per hour or more.

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Annie Dorey's picture

Speed vs. seniors

I don't understand why a new special program (task force?) will focus on elderly drivers and how to remove their licenses when we have so many of these highway DEATHS lately involving young drivers, inattention, speed, and distraction. Something is wrong with this picture.
Is anyone attempting to revamp the curriculum of the drivers education programs and the instructors at the driving schools? I would think parents of teens and 20s would be so concerned about these way-too-frequent and preventable highway deaths that they would take responsibility for re-training their younger drivers.
This is so disturbing, so sad, and preventable.

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