Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff • July 9, 2020
LAGRANGE — A 35-year-old Penobscot County woman killed in an evening crash on July 7 in LaGrange has been identified.
Passenger Desarae Bourgoine of LaGrange was ejected from a 2003 Dodge Durango that was traveling on Medford Road, near Brimstone Road, about 6:55 p.m. when it went off the road and rolled onto its roof, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The driver, 39-year-old Randall Hamm of LaGrange, was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with injuries not considered life-threatening.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash can call the Maine State Police at 207-973-3700.
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LAGRANGE, Maine (WABI) - We're learning the identities of those involved in Tuesday night's fatal crash in Lagrange
It happened on the Medford Road just before 7 p.m.
State Police say an SUV driven by 39-year-old Randall Hamm of Lagrange rolled over after he lost control.
Police say his passenger, 35-year-old Desarae Bourgoine of Lagrange, was ejected and killed.
Hamm had to be freed from the car and was flown to a Bangor hospital.
Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call them at 973-3700.
Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff • July 8, 2020
LAGRANGE — One person was killed in a Tuesday evening crash in LaGrange.
A Dodge Durango was traveling on Medford Road, near Brimstone Road, about 6:20 p.m. when it went off the road and rolled onto its roof, according to Katy England, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Both occupants were trapped inside the Durango, England said.
One person died, while the other occupant was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to England.
England did not identify either occupant pending notification of next of kin. No additional information was immediately available.
The crash remains under investigation.
Bradford Fire, LaGrange Fire, Hudson Fire, Milo Rescue, LifeFlight, all assisted with the extrication and rescue efforts. Maine State Police Sgt. Alden Bustard, Sgt. Jeff Ingemi and Trooper Andrew Peirson assisted on scene.
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LAGRANGE – Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in an accident that shut down a portion of Medford Road in LaGrange Tuesday evening.
According to Katy England of the Maine State Police, it happened around 6:20 p.m. Police said an SUV went off the right side of Medford Road and rolled onto its roof, trapping the occupants inside.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was taken to the hospital via LifeFlight with what are considered non-life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from England.
The identities of those involved in the crash have not yet been released.
State police are handling the investigation into what caused the accident. State Trooper Andrew Person said speed and alcohol were factors in the accident.
Authorities from LaGrange, Bradford, Milo, and Hudson were also on the scene.
First responders are reconstructing the scene of the crash. which caused the Medford Road closure for the night.
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LAGRANGE, Maine (WABI) - Maine State Police have confirmed to TV5 one person has died after a rollover crash in Lagrange.
It happened on the Medford Road just before 7 Tuesday night.
Police say they arrived on scene to find that a SUV had gone off the road and rolled onto its roof, trapping the occupants inside.
We're told one person was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with what are considered non-life-threatening injuries.
No names are being released at this time.
"Crash is still under investigation, but It appears that speed and alcohol are related factors in the crash," said, Trooper Andrew Peirson of the Maine State Police.
The Medford Road is currently shut down and police say it will most likely be that way for the rest of Tuesday night.
We'll have more on this story when it becomes available.
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Ernie Clark, Bangor Daily News Staff • July 1, 2020
MILO — A school-based summer lunch program that serves SAD 41 children in Milo, LaGrange and Brownville has been halted this week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
One food-service worker was notified last Friday of a positive outcome to a coronavirus test, according to Superintendent Michael Wright.
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted that employee and soon determined that one co-worker also met the CDC’s at-risk criteria. That co-worker was tested, and both that person and the employee who originally tested positive now are self-quarantining for 14 days.
Wright alerted parents and guardians of children in the school district of the situation Sunday via voice message.
All other food-service employees involved in the program were contacted and voluntarily tested. Most of those workers already have gotten their results, Wright said.
“All tests received back thus far are negative,” he said. “The at-risk person is one of them.”
The summer meal program has been shut down for this week while school officials await the remaining test results.
“We will revisit it when we hear back from all the tests,” Wright said. “If all goes well we will have the lunch program back and running next week.”
The SAD 41 summer lunch program has been providing meals for area children on Wednesdays since early June.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah addressed the Milo situation during a news conference Monday.
“Based on what we know about the scientific transmission of COVID-19, the likelihood of transmitting it through food is very, very low,” Shah said. “Certainly if there were any individuals who were in close proximity with the individual, say in the back of the house in the kitchen, that’s who we would want to focus our efforts on in terms of testing.
“But the exposure to any particular child or parent by something like a common object or food is very, very low.”