UPDATE: One Dead, Two Seriously Injured in Thorndike Accident

Updated 1 year ago

One person is dead after a car crash in Thorndike Thursday night.The 9-1-1 call from Unity Road came in just before 7:30 p.m.Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office describes it as a “violent, violent crash.”The Waldo County Chief Deputy said passenger, Oscar Tizon Brito, 23, of Peru died at the scene of the accident.It took fire fighters about two hours to get the driver, Alvaro Soares, 27, of Unity, out of the vehicle. The driver and passenger, Kelley Soares, 22, of Rhode Island were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by Lifeflight helicopter. Both are suffering from life-threatening injuries. When Chief Deputy Trafton arrived on scene, the transformer was on fire. He says it exploded at least three times while he was there.Chief Deputy Trafton says he’s humbled and amazed at how hard the volunteer fire fighters from Thorndike, Unity and Troy worked despite the heat and humidity. One of the fire fighters did have to be treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.


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