I95 Open after Fatal Accident in Hampden

John Krinjak

Updated 4 months ago

Police say two men are dead after a wrong-way crash on I95 in Hampden Sunday evening.

I95 southbound was closed for several hours between Exits 180 and 174.

State police got a call around 6:40 reporting an SUV driving erratically on I95 south in Carmel.

Witnesses reported that the vehicle turned around and headed northbound in the southbound lane.

The SUV struck a pickup truck head on near Exit 174 in Hampden.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no other occupants or injuries reported.

State police say one of their sergeants tried to stop the vehicle as it headed the wrong way.

“He started south. He met the vehicle, attempted to crowd him over, get him to stop. The vehicle went by him. The sergeant took the crossover in an attempt to get ahead of him, get into the northbound lane where he should be, get ahead of him, and get to a crossover north of him where he could set up spike mats to try to get him stopped. Bu,t before he could get to the next crossover up he collided head on with a southbound vehicle.”

Police say both vehicles were from Maine but are not releasing the names of the drivers.

They say it’s too early to tell whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.

 


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