UPDATE: Double Fatal crash in Hampden Thursday Night
Vehicle went under guardrail, flipped over and into the stream below Main Road North
HAMPDEN, Maine (WABI) - Two young men are dead after a crash in Hampden late Thursday night.
According to Hampden Police, 23-year old Tyler Wheaton of Hampden and 22-year old Christian Broberg of Winterport were killed after their vehicle went into a stream.
The crash happened around 9:45 p.m. on Main Road North near Coldbrook Road.
According to Hampden’s Director of Public Safety, Christian Bailey, the victim’s car was coming down a hill when the driver lost control. The vehicle ended up clipping another car turning off of Coldbrook Road.
”After the collision, the Subaru careened through the guardrail and into the Souadabscook Stream,” says Bailey. “The vehicle was submerged for several hours.”
Brian Swatz lives nearby the crash site. “I heard coming down over the hill what sounded like a bang, like a pick up truck was hauling a trailer and its load had hit a bump,” he says.“ And it was followed immediately by fainter bang.”
The bodies of the two men were found in the water. First responders could be seen with flashlights and an overhead drone searching the banks of the stream late Thursday night.
The vehicle was removed from the stream early Friday morning.
The cause and circumstances surrounding the crash remains under investigation.
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