Hiram Woman Killed In Brownfield Car Accident

by Tony on May 23, 2017


Brownfield, ME – An 80-year-old Maine woman was killed and two other people were hurt in a wrong-way crash. Police said that last Friday 70-year-old James Biggs of Hiram was headed northbound on Route 113 in the area known as Pequawket Trail when for some reason he crossed into the southbound lane. Biggs’ Honda fit collided with a Jeep driven by 40-year-old Melissa Lavin of Bangor.

Gail “Jane” Sumner, of Hiram, who was riding with Biggs died instantly in the crash. Biggs needed to be extracted from his vehicle and Lavin was able to get out of her jeep on her own. Biggs was taken to Bridgton Hospital but was later flown to Maine Med.

Route 113 was shut down for approximately four hours while crews investigated the accident. The accident remains under investigation, however authorities do not believe speed or alcohol were factors