Thursday, December 5, 2013
BRIDGTON — Bridgton police have identified the driver killed in a one-car crash on Kansas Road as Travis W. Horan, 22, of Naples.
Horan, whose license was suspended, was driving a 2001 Hyundai east on Route 302 at 12:26 p.m. Sunday when an officer attempted to pull him over for allegedly speeding, police said. Horan sped up, passing several cars on Route 302 before turning left onto Kansas Road, police said.
Witnesses said Horan drove down Kansas Road, a paved, two-lane rural road, at a very high speed. When the officer caught up, the car had already crashed.
Police say it appears he drifted onto the road's shoulder and overcorrected, losing control, going off the road and severing a pine tree.
Horan's license had been suspended several times, initially for failing to appear in court and pay fines, and later was cited for disregarding traffic signals, driving the wrong way on the road, driving to andanger and driving under the influence. He was classified as a habitual offender.