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WEST PARIS, MAINE

Texting, alcohol blamed in deadly crash

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Police said drinking and distracted driving are to blame for a car crash in western Maine that killed two teens. State Trooper Tom Welch said Logan Dam, 19, and Rebecca Mason, 16, both of West Paris, were killed when the car in which they were riding crashed into trees off Route 219 at 12:15 a.m. yesterday. He said the driver, Kristina Lowe, 18, and another passenger, Jacob Skaff, 22, both of Paris, were seriously injured. Welch told the Bangor Daily News the driver had been drinking and was texting at the time.

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