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Corinth Man Dies After Two Vehicle Accident on Rt. 15

Route 15 in Corinth is closed Saturday night after a deadly accident.

Penobscot Sheriff’s Office said one man is dead after a truck and car collided at the intersection of Rt. 15 and Hudson Hill road in Corinth.

Christine Hood, 36, of Berlin, New Hampshire was traveling west on Hudson Hill Road.

Officials believe the driver missed a stop sign, hitting Keith Trask, 69, of Corinth in his Buick.

He was traveling north on Rt. 15.  Both vehicles ended up in a ditch.

Trask was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Hood’s two passengers were treated and released.

The Sheriff’s office is investigating the accident.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton said, “It’s early in the investigation, but it does appear the vehicle who went through the stop sign is unfamiliar, they are out-of-staters visiting the area.”

Morton said there have been accidents at this intersection before, especially with people who are not familiar with the area.

Officials said Route 15 should reopen by late Saturday Night.