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Crash on I-95 Monday kills two County women

State police are investigating a crash Monday afternoon on I-95 near Island Falls that claimed the lives of two County women.
State police are investigating a crash Monday afternoon on I-95 near Island Falls that claimed the lives of two County women.(WAGM)
Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 9:58 PM EDT
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ISLAND FALLS, Maine (WAGM) -

A single-vehicle accident Monday claimed the lives of two County women and sent a third occupant of the vehicle to the hospital.

On August 10th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Houlton RCC received a 911 call from a passing motorist reporting a car off the road with people trapped.

Trooper Tim Saucier responded and determined 35-year-old Colleen Collins, of Presque Isle, was driving north on the interstate in Island Falls in a full-size sport utility vehicle. Also in the vehicle was 62-year-old Mary Michaud and her son, 42-year-old Keith Michaud, both of Van Buren.

Collins lost control of the SUV and traveled off into the ditch, coming to rest in the trees before the vehicle caught fire. Collins and Mary Michaud did not survive the crash and were pronounced deceased at the scene. Keith Michaud was transported to the Houlton Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 2015 Chevy Tahoe was registered to Donald Michaud of Van Buren.

Due to the extent of the damage, investigators are uncertain if the occupants were wearing their seatbelts. The investigation is ongoing.

Also assisting at the scene were Tr. Steve Mahon, Sgt. Josh Haines, Lt. Brian Harris, Maine Forest Service, Island Falls Fire and Island Falls Ambulance.

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