Maine police say icy road conditions and speed are the likely factors in a two-car crash east of Aurora that killed a woman and critically injured her husband.
Police are investigating whether 74-year-old Lorraine Rice of Pembroke, the operator of one of the two vehicles involved in the crash, was traveling at a speed unsafe for the slippery conditions.
The driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were injured and taken to a local hospital.
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.