Northport driver injured in fatal highway crash

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 12:15pm

AUGUSTA — A Northport man was taken to MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta, as result of head-on highway crash in Augusta, Saturday night, that killed another driver.

Frederick Homans, 61, of Northport, was driving one of the two vehicles that were hit by a third vehicle traveling the wrong way along I-95 in Augusta, May 11.

State Police are trying to determine why Sierra Prescott, 22, of Saco, drove her car the wrong way, causing the collision at mile 111, northbound, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The crash site was between the Western Avenue  and Civic Center Drive exits in Augusta and northbound traffic was being detoured at Western Avenue.

Prescott was killed instantly in the crash. A second woman who was a passenger in one of the other cars was critically injured. Shuba Raja, 44, was flown by the Lifeflight helicopter to CMMC in Lewiston.  Raja was a passenger in a car driven by Vikram Kumar, 40, of Bangor.   

Homans and Kumar were taken to MaineGeneral with minor injuries. 

The northbound lanes of the interstate in Augusta were closed for three hours, as troopers investigated the crash.

A team of troopers, assisted by Augusta Police and the Kennebec Sheriff's Office diverted traffic and investigated the crash.