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Maine man charged with causing double-fatal crash

November 17, 2019

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a motorist has been charged with causing a crash that claimed two lives in Litchfield.

Troopers arrested 60-year-old Shawn Metayer, of Litchfield, on Sunday at his home after his release from a hospital. He faces two counts of manslaughter and one count of operating under the influence.

Police say the collision occurred on Nov. 9 when Metayer’s sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a pickup truck traveling in the other direction.

A married couple, 48-year-old Derek Trudeau and 40-year-old Stephanie Trudeau, of Litchfield, was killed. They were travelling to pick up their 9-year-old child.

Officials said Metayer was being held without bail Sunday evening at the Kennebec County Jail. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.