DIXFIELD — Police say a man from Winslow is dead and three people were hurt after a crash on state Route 2.

Police say the crash happened Saturday afternoon near a state Department of Transportation garage in Dixfield, about 36 miles northwest of Augusta.

Police say 86-year-old Paul Stucki, of Winslow, crossed the center line in a Toyota sedan and collided head-on with a second vehicle, driven by 54-old-year June Lauter, of Wisconsin. WGME-TV reports a Ford truck driven by a Topsham man swerved and avoided colliding with the two other vehicles.

Stucki died at a hospital. His wife, Joyce, is in critical condition. Lauter and her passenger, Judith Lohr, suffered multiple fractures but are expected to survive.

Police do not know why Stucki crossed the center line.


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