A two vehicle crash in Orient led to a fatality

69 year old Darlene Williams of Charlton, Massachusetts was entering Route 1 from the Beaver Brook Road in her Kia Sorento. At the same time, 73 year old David Gardner, of Patten was traveling north bound driving a semi-trailer truck. All indications are that Williams failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of Gardner. Gardner attempted to stop but was unable becase of the snow covered roads. Gardner struck the driver side of Williams' car. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardner did not sustain any injuries but was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital to be evaluated. The investigation is ongoing.