One person dead after crash on Mount Desert Island

Fatal car accident in Walton County. (MGN)
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MOUNT DESERT, Maine (WABI) - A multi-vehicle accident on Mount Desert Island claimed the life of a Bar Harbor man.

According to Mount Desert Police, the accident happened just after 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

It happened on State Highway 102 just north of the Hall Quarry Road intersection.

According to police, a car driven by 70-year-old Susan Edson of Bernard crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

The second vehicle driven by 72-year-old Edward Wells of Bar Harbor was struck head-on, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A third was vehicle was also involved crashing into a group of trees to avoid the collision.

Edson was transported to MDI hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.