Family of victim, suspect in fatal crash ponders possible methadone involvement

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Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:28am

OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – The family of 63-year-old Robin Gardner is picking up the pieces after she was killed in a crash that was reportedly tied to a methadone clinic in Alton last Friday.

Gardner’s family said she was a woman dedicated to her community and would do anything for those in need. “It was my mom,” an emotional Brooke Gardner said. “It affects a lot of people.”

Robin Gardner was on her way to her daughter’s café in Old Town. The New Life Café and Church, where Brooke Gardner serves as a minister, has become a place of refuge for those in need and kids in the area.

Gardner was killed when 25-year-old Tyler Creighton’s car crossed the center line. Creighton was charged with manslaughter in Penobscot County Court this week.

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Mother, son killed one week apart on same stretch of Alton road

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Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:25am

ALTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The son of a woman who died in a head-on collision last week was killed overnight in a separate crash, state police said.

Troopers told the spokesman for Maine Public Safety that 32-year-old Alexander Gardner's pickup truck slammed into a large tree at a high rate of speed, about a mile from the site of a previous Alton crash that killed his mother.

The wreck, located at a curve on Route 16, was discovered at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday by a passing motorist. State police believe the crash happened sometime at night.

Robin Gardner, 63, Alexander's mother, died in a crash on Nov. 24 along Route 16. The county sheriff's office concluded that a vehicle driven by Tyler Creighton, 25, had crossed the center line and struck the... Read More

UPDATE: Deadly crash in Alton

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Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:23am

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A man from Lagrange has died less than a mile away from where his mother was killed in a crash just a week ago. Now troopers are trying to piece together what happened.

Officials say 32-year-old Alexander Gardner has died after crashing his truck on route 16 in Alton...this comes just one week after his mom 63-year-old robin gardner died from a crash not too far from the scene...

"There was a fatal accident...that occurred less than a mile north of er west of here on rt. 16," said Corporal Matt Grant with the Maine State Police.

Officials say the call came in from a passerby who saw Gardner's red Chevy pick-up truck in a ditch.

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Son of woman killed in Alton crash dies on same road, one week later

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Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:21am

By Callie Ferguson and Judy Harrison, BDN Staff • December 1, 2017 12:28 pm 
Updated: December 2, 2017 12:09 pm

The man who died Friday morning after his truck struck a tree on Bennoch Road in Alton is the son of a woman killed in a collision a week ago on the same road, authorities said Friday afternoon.

Alexander Gardner, 35, of LaGrange, was driving at a high speed when his pickup truck slammed into a large tree on a curve on Route 16, also called Bennoch Road, Maine state police said. The wreck was... Read More

Police Identify Crash Victim As Son of Woman Killed Last Week

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Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:19am

ALTON, Maine (WABI) - State police are investigating the death of 35-year-old Alex Gardner, whose body was found in a vehicle that crashed into a tree in Alton.

It happened just a short distance from where his mother, Robin, was killed in a crash last week.

We're told a passerby found his car on the Bennoch Road around 9:30 
a.m. Friday.

Authorities say that at some point overnight Gardner crossed the center line on a curve and hit the tree head on.

Police say speed was a factor.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police ask anyone that can help them retrace Gardner's last hours to please call 973-3700.

Sen. Davis to seek re-election in Senate District 4

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Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:15am

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • November 30, 2017

SANGERVILLE – Sen. Paul Davis, R-Sangerville has announced his intention to run for Maine Senate District 4 in the November 2018 election. Davis currently holds that senate seat, comprised of all of Piscataquis County and parts of Penobscot and Somerset counties.

“I would deeply appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Piscataquis, Penobscot and Somerset counties,” Davis said. “We have made great strides in reducing Maine’s tax burden and reforming our welfare system, but there are many challenges ahead and much more work to be done.

“Serving the people of District 4 is an honor and a privilege and I look forward to another term in the Maine Senate... Read More

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