Update: Names of 3 Killed in Dedham Crash Released

John Krinjak

Updated 1 month ago

State Police say a head on-crash in Dedham claimed the lives of 85-year-old Richard Olson of Ellsworth, 32-year-old Phillip Carter and 25-year-old Roxanne Papken– both from Bangor, Tuesday evening. Police say Olson’s Chevy Tahoe crossed the center line while driving along Route 1A in Dedham and hit Carter’s GMC pickup truck head-on. Papken was a passenger in Carter’s truck. It happened just before 6 pm near Lily Road, about a mile from the Lucerne Inn. Responders say both vehicles ended up in a ditch along the side of the road.  State police and fire crews spent the evening removing and identifying the bodies. All three victims died at the scene of the crash. Police say Olson was heading toward Ellsworth, and there is still no information on why he crossed the line. The road was closed for about five hours Tuesday night, it reopened at about 11 p.m.


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