75-vehicle pileup is likely largest crash in Maine history

ETNA, Maine (AP) — State police say the 75-car pileup that injured at least 17 people on a Maine interstate is likely the largest motor vehicle crash in state history.

Police say the pileup on Interstate 95 began in Carmel and Etna at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicles became entangled in chain-reaction crashes caused by snow and speed.

Police say they are still compiling paperwork from all the crashes and interviewing drivers who were involved.

Lt. Sean Hashey says investigators may never determine exactly how the events unfolded because of how many vehicles crashed. He did not rule out the possibility of criminal charges.

The accident closed a northbound stretch of the highway for about five hours near the Bangor area.

 

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