An East Dixfield man died Sunday from injuries he received when the van he was a passenger in slid in the snow on Route 4 and collided with another vehicle Saturday night, State Police Lt. Walter Grzyb said. Richard Stickney, 69, of East Dixfield, died early Sunday several hours after the accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m., he said.
Three others were also taken by ambulance to the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after the crash.
Sabrina Stickney, 39, of Mexico was driving a 1998 Dodge Caravan northbound when she lost control in the snow on a corner, just north of the Boothby Road/Route 108 intersection, Grzyb said Monday.
The van slid sideways and skidded into the southbound lane into the path of a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner driven by James MacMahon, 67, of Scarborough, which was heading south, Grzyb said.
The van was pretty much T-boned on the passenger side, he said.
At this time, there is limited information on the cause of the crash. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we have investigated thousands of car crashes utilizing the very best experts in the field. It will be critical to conduct a timely investigation to preserve evidence at the accident scene and to record witness recollections of the events. Often skid marks and debris left from the vehicles will indicate not only the speed of the vehicles prior to impact, but the direction the vehicles were headed relative to each other.