JEFFERSON — A local man is dead following a two-car crash on Route 32 Tuesday morning.

Robert Lawrence, 73, of Jefferson, was taken by ambulance to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, where he was pronounced dead, Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said a news release.

The second driver, Johnnie James, 19, of Nobleboro, was not hurt.

The crash happened shortly before 9:30 a.m., as Lawrence was driving his 2002 Jeep Cherokee on Route 32, also known as Waldoboro Road. James was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Malibu on East Pond Road.

“He failed to stop at the intersection of Route 32,” Murphy said of James.

James’ car hit Lawrence’s Jeep, forcing it off the road. The Jeep hit a tree and flipped onto its side, Murphy said.

Maine State Police reconstructed the crash. Police are still investigating, Murphy said.

Police did not indicate whether any charges would be filed.

Murphy asked anyone with information on the accident to call Deputy Brian Callamore at 882-7332.


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