Fatal accident shuts down Route 3 in Augusta

June 27th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

June 18

2 drivers killed Monday in Augusta Route 3 head-on crash

A head-on crash claims Laura Hall, 46, and Dean A. James, 45; James, who caused the crash by crossing the center line, was a convicted drug dealer.

By CRAIG CROSBY Kennebec Journal

AUGUSTA — Two people were killed Monday in a head-on car crash on Route 3 that closed the busy road for several hours, and police are investigating whether an earlier report of an erratic driver is related to the deadly incident.

Augusta police reconstruct a car accident that claimed the life of two people Monday on Route 3 in Augusta.

Andy Molloy / Kennebec Journal

Laura Hall, 46, of Liberty, died at the crash scene, said Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department. Dean A. James, 45, of South China, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, but he died there shortly thereafter. A third driver, Duane Alexander, 56, of Palermo, was not injured.

All three drivers were alone in their vehicles, Mills said.

The crash occurred around 7:15 a.m. Monday just east of Fairview Estates mobile home park as James drove his 2012 Nissan Altima east on Route 3. James’ Altima apparently crossed into the oncoming lane, Mills said, and hit the back of a 2013 Jeep Liberty registered to Togus police and driven by Alexander.

Mills did not know whether Alexander is a Togus police officer or works elsewhere

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