Maine man charged with causing double-fatal crash
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.