UPDATE: One passenger dies two days after Route 1, Wiscasset head-on that injured four

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 5:30pm

UPDATE: Wiscasset Police Chief Larry Hesseltine said Maren Houghton, 94, of Scottsdale, Arizona died Thursday, Nov. 14 of her injuries as a passenger in the Nov. 12 accident.

George Elderkin, 71, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire was charged the day of the crash “with Operating Left of Center ... The accident is under investigation at this point and we are working with the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office ...,” Hesseltine wrote in an email to Wiscasset Newspaper late Thursday afternoon.

Original post: A head-on crash on southbound Route 1 at the intersection of Lee Street and Bradford Road Tuesday injured all occupants and sent them to area hospitals with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, Wiscasset police said.

Responding to questions from Wiscasset Newspaper, police said a 2009 Ford Escape driven by George Elderkin, 71, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire crossed the center line and into northbound traffic, hitting a 2011 Honda Ridgeline driven by Jeffrey Bailey, 64, of Westport Island; each vehicle also had a passenger: Debbie Bailey, 66, in the Honda and Maren Houghton, 94, in the Ford, police said. “All four parties were transported (and) the driver of the Ford Escape was charged for driving over the center line,” Officer Cory Hubert said.