Fatal Crash in Crawford

By Jayna Smith

An accident in Crawford on Monday, July 27th, has resulted in the death of one.  Chief Deputy Michael Crabree of Washington County Sheriff's Office reported that the call to 911 came in at approximately 2:00 pm.

The accident involved a 2001 Kenworth tractor trailer truck and 1999 Chevy Cavalier.  The car was driven by 28-year old Dustin Cote of Glenburn.  Cote was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The tractor trailer truck was driven by Stephen Gould, age 69, of Princeton, and was not loaded, according to Chief Deputy Crabtree.  Traveling with Gould was Kyle Metcalf, age 28, of Talmadge.  Both appeared to be uninjured, the Chief Deputy said.

Cote was headed west towards Bangor.  It appears he crossed the center line, striking the truck head on.  


The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Washington County Sheriff's Office with assistance by the Maine State Police Commercial Enforcement and Accident Reconstruction Units.  Members of Alexander Fire Department, Calais EMS and Maine Warden Service also served at the scene.