AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police have released the names of the two people killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 3 in Augusta.

Police say 46-year-old Laura Hall of Liberty died at the scene of the crash just after 7 a.m. Monday.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills says 45-year-old Dean James of South China was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta where he later died.

A third driver was not injured.

All three drivers were alone in their vehicles.

Mills tells the Kennebec Journal ( ) James was headed east and it appears he crossed into oncoming traffic.

Blood samples from the drivers will be tested for intoxicants, which is standard procedure for fatal crashes.

Police are investigating whether the crash is connected to earlier reports of an erratic driver in the area.


Information from: Kennebec Journal,