A Hiram man was arrested Thursday on manslaughter and other charges in connection with a crash Dec. 1 in Windham that killed a woman from Steep Falls and severely injured a 15-year-old passenger in the woman’s vehicle.

Philip John Macri, 28, is charged with manslaughter and six other crimes: aggravated criminal drunken driving, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, reckless conduct with a firearm, and criminal forfeiture of a firearm, Windham police said in a news release. Police did not provide details on those charges.

Rebecca Perry, 38, was killed in the crash on Tandberg Trail, just north of the Presumpscot River near the Standish line. Her passenger, identified by a family friend as Perry’s daughter Gretchen, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Windham police say the two full-size pickup trucks collided head-on around 10:47 p.m.

Macri was taken to Maine Medical Center with “relatively minor injuries,” police said. A passenger in his truck, Kelly Brangan, 23, of Englishtown, New Jersey, was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Lt. James Boudreau said Windham police completed their two-month investigation of the crash this week and issued the arrest warrant for Macri on Tuesday.


Boudreau said he believes Macri turned himself in to authorities Thursday afternoon at the Cumberland County Courthouse. Macri was being held in the county jail Thursday night on $10,000 cash bail.

Macri has a criminal record, according to reports provided by the Maine State Bureau of Identification. In June 2012, a jury found him guilty of operating under the influence, a class D misdemeanor.

Boudreau said in a statement that police are not identifying the teenager who was injured, but she “has made tremendous progress in her recovery. … Accolades for this progress go to the members of the Windham Fire and Rescue Department, who responded to the scene that night to provide crucial initial medical treatment.”

A close friend of the Perry family, Nicole Johns, identified the girl as Gretchen Perry, daughter of Rebecca and Justin Perry. Johns started a campaign on GoFundMe to help raise money for funeral and medical expenses. So far, she has raised more than $2,100.

Johns also helped put on a fundraiser Jan. 1 at Woodlawn Valley Disc Golf in Limerick. Johns said Gretchen Perry has recovered enough to return to school Feb. 15.

Rebecca Perry’s uncle also started a GoFundMe campaign, which has raised more than $8,000.

Staff Writer Dennis Hoey can be contacted at 791-6365 or at:

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