April 19, 2019

Three killed in 3 separate car accidents

Three people, two of them teen-age girls, were killed in separate highway accidents in Maine this weekend.

A South Harpswell girl died after the car in which she was traveling slammed into a second car on U.S. Route 201 in Topsham on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Mariah Letarte, 17, was a passenger in a car driven by David Ferris, 18.

Ferris was driving in the southbound lane when he lost control of his car and swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a car driven by Keith Black, 41, of Lewiston. Ferris and Black were hospitalized.

A Massachusetts man was killed early Saturday when his car went off the Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk and rolled over three times, state police said.

The victim, Herbert Lovett, 48, of Boston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lovett, who was alone in the car, was headed south when the accident occurred and he was thrown from the car at about 1 a.m.

A 16-year-old Woolwich girl was killed Friday evening when she lost control of her car on the Old Stage Road in Wiscasset, police said.

Courtney Gosline’s car plummeted down an embankment and landed on the roof after she failed to negotiate a turn.

A passenger, 16-year-old Norma Roupe of Woolwich, suffered minor injuries.

Police suspect speed and inexperience may have contributed to the accident.

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