Brewer, ME


19-year-old driver crashes into garage in Bangor after chase

BANGOR(WGME)—A 19-year-old Brewer man, who had warrants out for his arrest, is accused of leading police on a chase, topping speeds of 100 miles an hour before crashing into a garage on Saturday. Police say troopers called off the chase from Hermon into Bangor for safety reasons then found...

Brewer man with suspended license and arrest warrants crashes into garage

BANGOR — A Brewer man with a suspended license and outstanding arrest warrants crashed into a garage in Bangor Saturday night. According to a Maine State Police spokesperson, 19-year-old Preston Kay was found after he crashed into a garage on Randolph Street following a high speed chase. Police sais...

Two seriously hurt after driver loses control of motorcycle

CRAWFORD, Maine — Maine State Police is investigating a single motorcycle crash that injured two people in Crawford Saturday evening. Brian Colby, 64, of Bucksport, was riding his motorcycle south on Route 9 around 5:00 p.m. when he suddenly lost control of his motorcycle, Maine Department of Public Safety Information Officer Shannon Moss said in a press release Sunday.

Brewer Driver Hits a Bangor Garage after a 100 mph Police Pursuit

A Brewer man with outstanding warrants is facing new charges after a high-speed pursuit and crash into a Bangor garage. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the incident started when Maine State Police Sergeant Aaron Turcotte tried to stop a vehicle Saturday night, around 10:00. The Ford Fusion, driven by 19-year-old Preston Kay of Brewer, was traveling at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour from Hermon into Bangor on Route 222, also known as Union Street. Kay refused to stop for the officers and started making dangerous passes, and so Sergeant Turcotte decided to call off the pursuit, out of an abundance of caution. The suspect vehicle was found sometime later after it had crashed into a garage on Randolph Street in Bangor. The driver was not in the vehicle.

Somerset County crash leaves two women dead

CARATUNK, Maine — Two women are dead following a crash in Somerset County Saturday. According to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred along Route 201 in Caratunk. Investigators say a car driven by Jordan Merchant, 25, of Eastbrook was hit from behind by a passing car,...

Two women are dead after a car crash in Caratunk

CARATUNK, Maine — An investigation is underway after police said two women died in a car crash in Caratunk Saturday. The initial investigation reveals that Jordan Merchant, 25, of Eastbrook, was driving south on Route 201 around 5:00 p.m. when her car was hit by another driver, Eric Tankerley, 33, of Moscow who was trying to pass her car from behind, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell said in a press release Sunday. Merchant then lost control of her car and crashed into a tree.

Two people seriously injured after motorcycle crash in Crawford

CRAWFORD(WGME)—Two people are seriously injured after a motorcycle accident in Crawford. According to Shannon Moss a spokesperson for Maine State Police, they received a call around 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon for a single vehicle motorcycle accident. Through the initial investigation police determined that Brian Colby, 64, of Bucksport and...

LaGrange home completely destroyed in fire

LAGRANGE — A family home in LaGrange is completely destroyed after it caught on fire just after 2 am Sunday morning. LaGrange fire department arrived on the scene at 2:30 am to the home on Bennoch Road. Fire Chief Corey Roberts said the family is completely safe, and no...

Maine State Police: Driver attempting to flee trooper crashes into garage

BANGOR, Maine — A man was found hiding inside a garage in Bangor after crashing into it, according to Maine State Police. The agency says Preston Kay, 19, of Brewer was arrested and faces charges including eluding an officer and operating under the influence. According to investigators, around 10...

Two women dead in fatal motor vehicle crash in Caratunk

CARATUNK, Maine (WABI) - Two women died after a fatal motor vehicle crash Saturday evening. 25-year-old Jordan Merchant of Eastbrook was heading south on Route 201 in Caratunk when she lost control of her vehicle after being struck by another driver, 33-year-old Eric Tankerley of Moscow. Merchant and her passenger,...