Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Associated Press
CARIBOU — A Maine man is dead and another man injured after an early morning car crash in Caribou.
Police say 36-year-old Wayne Carter was killed shortly after 4 a.m. Monday when his car went off the road and rolled over.
Carter and a passenger, 21-year-old Patrick Strainge of Stockholm, were ejected from the vehicle. Police say the two men were not wearing seat belts.
Carter died at the scene. Strainge was flown from Cary Medical Center to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with extensive injuries.
A third passenger, 19-year-old Shawn Holmquist of Caribou, was wearing a seat belt. He was being treated for minor injuries.
Police are still investigating but say speed and the lack of seat belts were factors in the crash and injuries.