Crash Kills Three in Hope

Updated 3 years ago

A car crash in the town of Hope has claimed the lives of three young people.State Police say 21-year-old Daniel Dodge of Hope was driving, 17-year-old Katie Kelly of Rockland, and 14-year-old Misti Leach of South Thomaston were passengers in the pick up. Leach & Kelly were friends, and Kelly was the girlfriend of Dodge.The report came in around 10:45 Monday night.Authorities say the truck went out of control on the Barnestown Road, overturned, and slid into a tree. Police say speed is being considered as a factor, and blood alcohol tests are being run on the driver, which is standard in all fatal accidents.The teenage girls were killed instantly.Police used the jaws of life to free Dodge, but he too died at the scene.The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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