Friday, April 18, 2014
WINSLOW — This town on Saturday was mourning the loss of two Winslow High School students killed late Friday when the vehicle they were in collided head-on with a taxi cab on South Reynolds Road, according to police.
Scott Loisel, 16, of Winslow was driving north with passenger Alexandria Ferland, also 16, of Vassalboro, when their vehicle crested a hill at a high rate of speed, went into a dirt shoulder on the right side of the road, darted across the southbound lane and hit the taxi cab, according to a statement issued early Saturday evening by police Lt. Josh Veilleux.
“Loisel’s vehicle came to rest on its roof,” the release says. “The vehicle’s engine area was on fire, but quickly extinguished by (Veilleux). Both Loisel and Ferland were pronounced dead on scene.”
The Elm City tax cab traveling south in the 11:05 p.m. accident was being driven by Jamie Howard, 36, of Waterville, according to Veilleux. Riding in the front passenger seat was Brian Roy, 43, of Winslow, and David Green Jr. of Belgrade was in the back seat.
Howard and Green were taken to Thayer Campus, MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Waterville, and Roy was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville and then transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. All three were listed Saturday in stable condition, according to Veilleux, who responded to the crash with Officer Damon Lefferts, who is the lead investigator in the case.
Counselors were available Saturday at the high school for those grieving the loss of Loisel and Ferland.
Amy Calder — 861-9247
The Winslow High School football team holds hands during a moment of silence for two classmates killed in a car accident late Friday night.
Staff photo by Michael G. Seamans