Police are still investigating the cause of the car crash that killed Jennifer Nile in Embden late Thursday afternoon.

Less than two years ago, both Nile’s brother and her son’s father died in separate car accidents within two weeks of each other.

Nile, 22, the mother of a young son, Jonathan White, was a passenger in a 2012 Chevy Malibu that struck another car head-on on Route 16 at about 4:30 p.m., according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the Chevy, Mark R. Schobel, 24, of North Anson, and Ruth Souweine, a passenger in the other car, driven by Leon Souweine of Bangor, were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter.

No information about their conditions was available from the hospital late Friday morning. Leon Souweine was treated at Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan on Thursday and released.

The investigation into the accident is still in the early stages, according to Lancaster. The sheriff’s department conducted blood-alcohol tests, but the results have not come back, Lancaster said.

On Aug. 31, 2012, Nile’s brother, Ryan Nile, 24, died when the 1995 Chevy Corsica he was driving struck a tree after he apparently lost control. Two passengers were taken to a hospital.

Nine days later, on Sept. 9, the Morning Sentinel reported that Sam White, 21, died when he failed to negotiate a curve while driving a 2000 GMC Sierra south on Route 16, according to a Somerset County Sheriff’s Department news release after the accident. He was declared dead at the scene.

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