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Arundel crash leaves one dead, two hospitalized

Investigators say a car turned into the path of another causing a head-on collision.
Investigators say a car turned into the path of another causing a head-on collision.(WMTW)
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 9:10 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 11:07 AM EST
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ARUNDEL, Maine (WMTW) - A crash in Arundel left one person dead and two others injured Saturday.

The collision occurred around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Log Cabin Road and Old Post Road.

Police said an initial witness account of the crash was incorrect. Upon further investigation, they say Christopher Rush, 66, of Benedicta, was driving a Hyundai Sonata south on Old Post Road and Joann Lapalme, 64 of Kennebunkport was driving a Lexus LS430 west on Log Cabin Road.

The two vehicles collided, but police said their investigation into how the crash happened was still ongoing. Both vehicles were turned as a result of the collision.

Rush was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he was pronounced dead.

Rush’s passenger Isiah Rush, 29, along with Lapalme were also taken to Maine Medical Center.

Their conditions are unknown.

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