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Mass. woman among injured in fatal Maine crash; 7-year-old killed

The scene of the fatal car accident Saturday on Portland Street in Berwick, Maine.
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The scene of the fatal car accident Saturday on Portland Street in Berwick, Maine.

A Woburn woman was behind the wheel of a car that was hit by another driver Saturday in Berwick, Maine, causing a deadly accident that killed four people — including a 7-year-old boy, police said.

Hope Stamps, 46, was driving a 2014 Ford Explorer around 1:31 p.m. on Portland Street when her car was hit by a 1994 Honda Civic that slid into her path when the driver, 31-year-old Robert Howard of Buxton, Maine, lost control following an improper pass, Berwick police said in a statement.

The two vehicles collided, killing Howard and two other people in the Honda: 29-year-old Kevin Clark and 7-year-old Davin Clark, both of North Berwick, police said.

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The fourth victim, Barbara Allen, 73, of Wells, Maine, had been riding in the Ford. She was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire, where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

Stamps and two passengers riding in her car — 49-year-old Eurie Stamps and 17-year-old Shannon Stamps, both of Woburn — were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, as was K-La Scott, 22, of Gorham, Maine, who had been riding in the Honda, police said.

Laney Ruckstuhl can be reached at laney.ruckstuhl@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @laneyruckstuhl. Cristela Guerra can be reached at cristela.guerra@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @CristelaGuerra.