Maine State Police said the wrong-way driver who caused the fatal crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden on Sunday night was driving with a suspended license.

Richard Holden, 55, of Carmel, had lived in recent years in Baltimore, Md., and his driver’s licenses were suspended in both states, likely for convictions in Maryland, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release.

The crash killed Holden and James Curtis, 39, of Knox.

As required by law, police are conducting blood-alcohol tests as they continue to investigate why Holden turned around his sport utility vehicle in the southbound lane about 7 p.m. and then traveled about a mile in the wrong direction before colliding with a pickup truck driven by Curtis. The crash took place outside of Bangor near the Hampden-Newburgh town line.


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