WILTON — Police say speed and reckless driving were the primary causes of a fatal accident on Route 2 late Monday afternoon near the Farmington town line.
Joseph Breton, 36, of Jay was driving with a revoked license, headed west on the Wilton Road at about 4 p.m. when he attempted to pass a vehicle driven by Thomas Lake, 50, of Jay in a no-passing zone, Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said
It was an unsafe pass on an icy stretch of road with double yellow lines and guardrails on both sides, she said.
Breton's 2004 Sebring struck an oncoming Ford Ranger truck driven by David Miller, 44, of Wilton. Miller's mother, Meta Sevigny, 80, of Farmington was a passenger in the truck. She and Breton were killed.
Breton's license had been revoked because he was a habitual offender, the chief said. According to state records, his driver's license had been suspended numerous times since 2001.
In 2007, he was charged with driving under the influence. Charges of failing to file insurance and failure to pay fines followed, and Breton was again deemed a habitual offender. His license was suspended indefinitely. Available state records only date back to 2001.
Registration records show the Chrysler that Breton was driving belongs to a Livermore Falls resident.