One person was killed and two suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision Wednesday morning on Route 22 in Gorham.

Gorham police Sgt. Ben Moreland confirmed late Wednesday night that a person had died, but said he could not identify the victim, pending notification of family members.

The accident, which happened around 11 a.m., led police to shut down the heavily traveled road, also known as County Road, between Deering and Hodgdon roads for nearly three hours.

A hospital spokeswoman said Marion Green, 78, of Gorham was in critical condition early Wednesday night. Around 10 p.m., the spokeswoman said she did not have any information on Green’s condition.

The hospital said that her husband, Richard Green,75, of Gorham, was in serious condition and that Sidney Brown, 18, of Limington, a passenger in the other vehicle, was in fair condition.

Deputy Police Chief Christopher Sanborn said an SUV driven by Kyle Phelan, 21, of Limington crossed the center line near Deering Road and hit the black Ford Taurus driven by Richard Green. Marion Green was a passenger in the Taurus.

Gorham firefighters extricated the Greens from the wreckage while a crew from the Buxton Fire and Rescue Department took Brown to the hospital.

“It was determined that (Phelan) was traveling eastbound on County Road and crossed the center line into the westbound travel lane striking (Green) head-on,” Sanborn said in a written statement.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. disables reader comments on certain news stories, including those dealing with sexual assaults and other violent crimes, personal tragedy, racism and other forms of discrimination.

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