Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia family involved in fatal Maine crash

A Nova Scotia man and his three children were involved in a deadly head-on crash in Maine Thursday.

One child is in critical condition, the other two and their father are in hospital with less severe injuries

A Nova Scotia man and his children were involved in a deadly head-on crash in Maine Thursday.

It happened on Route 9 in Eddington, on a road many people know as the Airline Route.

Penobscot County Sheriff's office said Hugh Fraser, from Halifax, crossed the centre line, causing his van to slam into another van coming the other way.

Police say Fraser's three sons — ages five, 10, and 13 — were in the van with him, and one of the boys is in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Fraser and his two other sons were also injured, and sent to hospital.

Two women in the other van were killed and one man is in critical condition.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton said Fraser admitted he fell asleep at the wheel and veered into the other lane.

"In every fatality, we review the case, through investigations we need to conclude a reconstruction report, mapping report, vehicle autopsy and once those investigations are completed, then we'll decide whether this is forwarded to the district attorney's office for any review," said Morton.

Morton said it could be months before any decision are made about potential charges.