Brunswick police said an elderly driver whose car was going the wrong way Monday night in the northbound lane of U.S. Route 1 in the Cooks Corner area crashed it head-on into another vehicle and died at the scene.

Mark Waltz, commander of support services, said police began receiving calls around 7:48 p.m. of a sedan heading south in the northbound lane of Route 1.

“Officers responded but were unable to arrive prior to the sedan colliding head-on with a minivan traveling northbound on U.S. Route 1,” Waltz said in a news release.

Two adult occupants of the minivan were transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and a teenager was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with unknown injuries.

Waltz said Route 1 northbound was closed for about 40 minutes after the crash. He said Route 1 northbound would be reduced to one lane Monday night while Maine State Police conduct an investigation.

Police are withholding the name of the victim until next of kin are notified. disables reader comments on certain news stories, including those dealing with sexual assaults and other violent crimes, personal tragedy, racism and other forms of discrimination.

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