Warren woman dies in head-on crash on Route 1

WARREN, Maine — A 38-year-old Warren woman died as a result of a head-on collision Thursday morning on Route 1.

Alison Low was dead at the scene, according to a news release from Chief Deputy Tim Carroll of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Low was driving south in a 2003 Subaru Forester when the vehicle collided head-on with a northbound 1997 GMC Sierra pickup driven by Samuel Simmons, 18, of Spruce Head.

Two passengers in Low’s vehicle — Dustin Kimball, 18, of Warren and Olivia Blachet, 18, of Waldoboro — were both injured and taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where they are listed in critical condition, Carroll said.

Simmons was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with minor injuries.

The crash, which Carroll said a cause has not yet been determined, occurred at about 7:30 a.m., near Andes Variety. Traffic was rerouted for several hours.

Deputy Paul Pinkham of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, while Sgt. Ken Smith of the Rockland Police and Lt. Mike Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are assisting. The accident is still under investigation, according to the release.

Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services, Warren EMS and Thomaston EMS responded to the scene along with the Warren Fire Department.