A LifeFlight of Maine helicopter lifts off Monday from the Northland Plaza parking lot in Turner following a motor vehicle crash on Route 108 in Livermore. A 20-year-old woman and a 1 1/2-year-old girl died at the scene, according to a statement from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

LIVERMORE — A 20-year-old woman and a toddler died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision on state Route 108 when the vehicle they were riding in crossed the centerline and struck another, according to a preliminary investigation.

Five others suffered serious injuries.

The investigation shows the Jeep Wrangler driven by Joshua Charette, 31, of Rangeley was traveling east on the highway, also known as Canton Road, and a Mercedes driven by Jared Sampson, 23, of Norway was traveling west, according to a statement from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office.

“Sampson was driving west on the road and preliminary evidence shows that Sampson’s vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with Charette’s vehicle in the eastbound lane,” according to the statement.

Sampson’s front seat passenger, Harley Lausier, 20, whose address was not immediately available, and a 1 ½-year-old girl who was in a car seat on the rear passenger side, died at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office said.

According to Lausier’s Facebook page she lived in Greene.


Charette and a juvenile in his vehicle were transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Sampson and two children who were in car seats in the back seat of his vehicle were also transported to Central Maine Medical Center. All sustained serious injuries

A Canton volunteer firefighter places traffic cones Monday afternoon along Route 108 in Livermore following a motor vehicle collision. The crash, which killed two people and seriously injured five, happened just beyond the firetruck near the intersection with Church Street. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

“This crash is still a very active investigation,” the release stated.

The crash happened about 2 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Livermore, Livermore Falls, Turner and Canton fire departments, NorthStar EMS ambulance, Turner Rescue, Med-Care Ambulance in Mexico, and LifeFlight of Maine, as well as the Lewiston and Livermore Falls police departments and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.

LifeFlight reportedly landed for one patient just before 3 p.m. at the Livermore Recreation Field near 1499 Federal Road and again for another patient at the Northland Plaza parking lot at 1355 Route 4 in Turner.

A section of Route 108 from Church Street to Route 4 was closed and traffic on Route 108 was detoured to Church Street for about four hours.

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