Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Motor vehicle crash on Route 1 in Topsfield
On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at approximately 7:10 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on Route 1 in Topsfield near Malcolm Hill. When the deputies arrived, they discovered that a 2003 Ford Taurus operated by Dylan Porter 18 years of age of Brookton, Maine had collided with a 2010 Western Star operated by Kevin Lagase 39 years of age of New Denmark, New Brunswick, Canada. Investigators determined that Dylan Porter was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Lagase was not injured. The 2003 Ford Taurus was a total loss and the 2010 Western Star sustained damage to the trailer portion of the vehicle. US Route 1 was closed for several hours during the crash investigation. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle division, Calais Fire & Rescue, Indian Township Fire & Rescue, and the Topsfield Fire Department. The crash remains under investigation, although alcohol, speed and road conditions do not appear to be factors.