Single Car Accident Kills One, Injures Others

Updated 2 years ago

A single car accident in New Portland has left one man dead.Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened on Wire Bridge Road around 9:30 on Friday. The driver of the car, Ryan Nile, 24, of Embden, lost control, veered off the road and hit a tree head on. Nile was pronounced dead at the scene…There were two other passengers in the car: Nichole Nichols, 20, of Embden was taken by life flight helicopter to Eastern Maine medical center. She is currently in fair conditionChristopher Woodward, 27, was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and has been released.The accident is still under investigation. Police say it appears that speed and alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.


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