Maine man dies in early morning crash

by Tony on March 5, 2014

Police in Maine says a 53-year-old man from West Baldwin was killed Wednesday morning in an early morning crash in Standish.

Lt. Thomas Williams of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says David V. Fortin of Crawford Rd. was driving a black 2005 Pontiac 4-door sedan eastbound on Chadbourne Rd. shortly after 5 a.m. when 38-year-old Vivian E. Densmore of Songo School Rd. in Naples – who was driving westbound in a blue 2007 4-door Volkswagen – crested a small hill and lost control on the snow and ice covered road, crossed into the opposite lane and hit Fortin’s car almost head-on.

Fortin, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene. Densmore was seriously injured and she was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland by Standish Fire/EMS.

Both cars were destroyed in the collision. Williams says alcohol is not considered to be a factor but imprudent speed and road conditions were factors. The speed limit on the road is 50 miles per hour.

Deputies were also assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office reconstruction team.