KINGFIELD — A Farmington man was killed and two other Farmington men were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when their car lost traction on Route 27 and slid sideways into the path of a tractor-trailer.

Seth Gordon, 28, died instantly at the scene, according to Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr.

Leroy Gordon, 76, the driver of a Subaru Legacy, and a second passenger, Scott Kidder, 18, both of Farmington, were taken in critical condition to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, according to Nichols.

Witnesses at the scene of the accident, reported at 3:33 p.m., told rescue workers the Subaru lost traction on the road, north of Kingfield, and started to skid sideways into the path of a northbound Peterbilt driven by Cedrick Allaire, 25, of Westbury, Quebec.

The truck was puling an empty trailer, according to Nichols.

Allaire, the owner-operator of the truck, was not hurt. 

Witnesses said neither vehicle appeared to be traveling at excessive speed.

Road conditions at the time were poor because of an all-day snowstorm.

Seth Gordon, 28, of Farmington died and Leroy Gordon, 76, and Scott Kidder, 18, both of Farmington, were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when their car slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on Route 27, north of Kingfield. Truck driver Cedrick Allaire, 25, of Westbury, Quebec, was not injured. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

Seth Gordon, 28, of Farmington died and Leroy Gordon, 76, and Scott Kidder, 18, both of Farmington, were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when their car slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on Route 27, north of Kingfield. Truck driver Cedrick Allaire, 25, of Westbury, Quebec, was not injured. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

Seth Gordon, 28, of Farmington died and Leroy Gordon, 76, and Scott Kidder, 18, both of Farmington, were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when their car slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on Route 27, north of Kingfield. Truck driver Cedrick Allaire, 25, of Westbury, Quebec, was not injured. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

Seth Gordon, 28, of Farmington died and Leroy Gordon, 76, and Scott Kidder, 18, both of Farmington, were critically injured Tuesday afternoon when their car slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on Route 27, north of Kingfield. Truck driver Cedrick Allaire, 25, of Westbury, Quebec, was not injured. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

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