WILTON – Police believe excessive speed and reckless driving caused a three-vehicle crash that killed a man and woman Monday on U.S. Route 2 in Wilton.

Joseph Breton, 36, of Jay, and Meta Sevigny, 80, of New Vineyard, both died at the scene of the crash, which occurred near the entrance to the Comfort Inn around 4 p.m.
 
Breton was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring heading west toward Wilton. He was making an unsafe attempt to pass another vehicle when his car collided head-on with a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck, being driven in the opposite direction by David Miller, 44, of Wilton, police Chief Heidi Wilcox said Wednesday.
 
After the initial collision, a 2000 Saturn sedan being driven by Thomas Lake, 50, of Jay, struck Breton’s car, which Lake’s car had been following, Wilcox said.
 
Wilcox did not know what speed the vehicles were traveling, saying investigators determined Breton’s car was traveling at an unsafe speed in the 50 mph zone. Wilcox previously described the highway as icy at the time of the crash, but the investigation determined that the icy road conditions developed after the collision, she said.
 
“The (investigators) are saying that speed and reckless driving were the factors that contributed to this crash,” Wilcox said.
 
Sevigny was a passenger in the truck driven by Miller, who was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
 
Breton’s passenger, Carlton Elliott, 22, of Industry, was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. Lake was not hurt in the crash, Wilcox said.


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