Crash in Trenton, Maine results in death of Tam Ngoc Tran and Cynthia Perez

A two-car crash early Saturday morning in Maine took the life of one Brown graduate student, Tam Ngoc Tran GS, and injured another, President Ruth Simmons announced in a campus-wide e-mail Sunday morning. Tran, 27, one of two passengers in a car driven by Heather Lee GS, was airlifted from the scene to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, according to Maine State Police Sergeant Timothy Varney. The other passenger, Cinthya Nathalie Felix Perez, 26, died at the scene.

At 1:20 a.m. Saturday, a Ford pick-up truck driven by Jon Dow, 23, of Hampden, Maine, crossed the center line of Maine’s Route 3 and struck the vehicle driven by Lee, 28, according to Varney. Dow and Lee also sustained injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and is being reconstructed by the local sheriff’s department.