According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, an 11 year old is dead following a Wednesday morning crash in the Washington Country town of Edmunds Township.

The crash, which occurred on Route 1, near the intersection of Route 1 & Tide Mills Road, happened at around 7 AM on Wednesday.  The driver of 2006 Buick sedan was traveling south on Route 1 when he lost control of the vehicle and skidded into the oncoming lane.

The Buick struck an oncoming Toyota Prius.  There were two occupants in the Prius, the driver and an 11 year old child.

The child sustained critical injuries in the crash and passed away at the scene.  The driver of the Buick and the driver of the Toyota were both injured in the crash.  Both were taken to a nearby hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

The press release goes on to say:

The area of Route 1 and Tide Mills Road was shut down for several hours. The road has since reopened. Downeast Ambulance Service and the Whiting Fire Department assisted with the crash along with many Washington County citizens who stopped to help.  In an effort to be sensitive to all parties involved we are not releasing the names of the drivers or the deceased until the crash report is completed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved - especially the family of the deceased child.

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