Fatal Madawaska Accident
MADAWASKA, Maine (WAGM) -
Update…Maine State Police are assisting with the investigation into the two fatalities in Madawaska.
According to the Public Information Officer for The Maine Department of Public Safety, The Maine State Police is currently assisting the Madawaska Police Department with a fatal motor vehicle crash that happened Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 8:30 pm in the vicinity of 149 Bellevue Street, Madawaska. A vehicle was traveling on 19th Avenue when the vehicle crashed into a home located at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Bellevue Street. The deceased vehicle operator and a deceased resident will be transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where autopsies will be conducted for positive identification and to determine the cause of death. The circumstances leading up to the crash are being investigated. Additional information will be released when it’s appropriate to do so.
Two people have died after a vehicle crashed into a home in Madawaska. According to Madawaska Police Chief Ross DuBois, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at approximately 8:35pm, Madawaska Police, Fire and EMS responded to 147 Belleview Avenue after receiving a report of a vehicle leaving the roadway and crashing into a residence. 47 year old Shawn Cote of Madawaska was traveling south on 19th Avenue in a 2011 Ford Econoline van, when he failed to negotiate a turn at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Belleview Avenue. Cote left the roadway, striking the home. The vehicle entered the living room, killing the homeowner, 71 year old David Morin. Cote was also pronounced deceased at the scene. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.
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