WEST PARIS (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four young people were returning to an underage drinking party at the time of a crash that killed two teenagers in western Maine.
Troopers say the driver had been drinking and was texting when her car went off the road, became airborne and struck some trees early Saturday in West Paris.
State Trooper Tom Welch said 19-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason, both of West Paris, were killed instantly. The driver, 18-year-old Kristina Lowe of Paris, was seriously injured and remained hospitalized Sunday; another passenger was treated and released from a hospital.
Lowe had been listed in critical condition but her condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland was upgraded to serious on Sunday.
Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland says the four had attended the party and were returning when the crash occurred.