A 69-year-old Bristol woman died in a head-on crash in Bristol on the afternoon of Dec. 31.
Karen McCubbin did not survive the impact when, according to the preliminary investigation, a 2010 Black Toyota Tacoma pickup operated by Robert G. Campbell, age 39 of New Harbor, traveling southbound on Route 130 crossed the center line into the north-bound path of McCubbin’s 2009 tan Toyota Corolla.
The Corolla rolled over and came to rest upside down against a telephone pole, while the pickup continued off the road onto the northbound roadside.
In a Jan. 1 news release, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the collision occurred approximately three quarters of a mile south of the Route 129/Route 130 split, and was reported at 12:31 p.m.
Campbell and a six-year-old boy in a child seat were both transported to LincolnHealth Miles Campus in Damariscotta with non-life threatening injuries. Campbell was wearing a seatbelt and airbags deployed in the vehicle.
According to the release, McCubbin was not wearing a seatbelt. The state medical examiner’s office will determine her exact cause of death.
The preliminary investigation indicated speed and alcohol were factors, according to the release.
Bristol and Damariscotta fire departments, along with the Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service assisted at the scene. Sagadahoc Sheriff’s Office Detective Brian Carlton and Brunswick Police Officer Corey Iles assisted with crash reconstruction.
South Bristol Fire Department provided traffic control. Route 130 was closed in both directions for approximately three hours. Normal traffic was restored at approximately 3:30 p.m.
If you witnessed the collision or either vehicle operating prior to the event, please contact Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
(Correction: An earlier version of this article online incorrectly stated that there were three occupants in Campbell’s vehicle. The Lincoln County News regrets the error.)