Two killed in Minot Avenue crash

Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

Crews clean up after a fatal car accident in front of Mac's Grill on Minot Avenue in Auburn on Saturday evening. Police say two people died in the crash at about 2 o'clock this afternoon in front of Mac's Grill. The victims have not been identified.

AUBURN —  A woman and her 4-year-old daughter were killed Saturday afternoon on Minot Avenue when a pickup truck pulling a trailer veered into oncoming traffic and struck the woman's car, police said.

The accident occurred at about 1:55 p.m. on Minot Avenue near Mac's Grill, according to Auburn police who did not release the names of anyone involved in the accident, pending notification of relatives. 

According to a written statement from the Auburn Police Department, a 36-year-old woman, her 4-year-old daughter and another passenger were riding west on Minot Avenue in a 2003 Oldsmobile.

A 2007 Chevrolet truck hauling an enclosed trailer in the opposite direction crossed over the centerline and into the oncoming traffic lanes, striking the Oldsmobile.

The Oldsmobile driver was killed instantly. The 4-year-old girl was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where she later died. The third passenger remained in critical condition late Saturday night.

The driver of the truck, a 43-year-old Norway man, and his passenger were taken to CMMC and also were in critical condition, police said.

staylor@sunjournal.com

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Kristina Myers's picture

I am thinking of you WW.

I am thinking of you WW.

the sun is also bad in that

the sun is also bad in that area at that time. I have had many close calls because of the sun and speeding cars. i think there needs to be a divider like they have going down parts of main street in Lewiston and on Washington street. just have spaces where people can get out of driveways. that way if someone starts to cross the center lane, then they will only hit the guard rail or the divider possibly saving someone else's life.

the sun is also bad in that

the sun is also bad in that area at that time. I have had many close calls because of the sun and speeding cars. i think there needs to be a divider ;ike thay have going down parts of main street in lewiston and on washington street. just have spaces where people can get out od driveways. that way if someone starts to cross the center lane, then they will only hit the guard rail or the divider possibly saving someone elses life.

Simon Diaz's picture

Did this happen at 1:55 pm

Did this happen at 1:55 pm or am??? it looks like night time on the pic...

Bruce Bourget's picture

I truly wish all would slow

I truly wish all would slow down. Lives are being lost and futures being changed every day because of speed. Please watch out for all, everyone has loved ones who need them. Deepest Sympathy to all :(

God bless you for running to

God bless you for running to the scene. I thank God everyday for caring people like you Dog Whisperer. I also argee that rescue 1 is a very valuable tool for Auburn. More Auburn citizens should go to the city council meetings and tell them that. I will also be praying for you as well as all the others involved. Please don't ever change this world needs more caring people like you.

My thoughts and prayers go

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved...

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A horrible tragedy. Just

A horrible tragedy. Just goes to show how fleeting life truly is.

Any problem that can't be solved with taxcuts, republicans pretend doesn't exist.

Logan Fisher's picture

Thoughts and prayers are

Thoughts and prayers are with he family. You are right we don't know what happen, but it wasn't black ice. It was 40 yesterday and sunny when this happened.

My thoughts and prayers go

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people and their families involved.

William O'Rourke's picture

You do not know what

You do not know what happened or if speed or alcohol were factors.
It is a shame that a mother and her baby were killed, they will be in all our thoughts and prayers. Lets not point the finger just yet.

Logan Fisher's picture

People need to slow down and

People need to slow down and obey the speed limit on Minot ave. I'm surprised this doesn't happen more the way people fly down that road. Hopefully the Auburn Police will watch this road for speeders/ drunk drivers more often, now that two innocent people have been killed. Condolences to the families involved in this tragedy.

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