Tuesday, May 30, 2017

South Thomaston Fatal Accident - May 25, 2017

On May 25th the Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle crash involving three people. The crash occurred on Rt. 131 in South Thomaston near Alder Lane. One passenger, Zachary Elwell, 21, of St. George was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Kelsey Campbell, 19, of South Thomaston and another passenger, Austin Jurkowski, 19 of St. George were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  

Witnesses stated that the car was travelling at a high rate of speed and had just passed a vehicle before losing control and going off the road, striking many trees and rolling over multiple times.  The deceased person was ejected from the vehicle.  It is also believed that alcohol is a contributing factor. 

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction and Mapping Teams are continuing with the investigation.  

South Thomaston Fire and Ambulance, St. George Fire Dept. and Thomaston Fire Dept. also assisted at the scene as well as Knox County Regional Communications Dispatchers helping coordination of all involved.

Due to the ongoing investigation, only one crime scene photo is being released at this time:

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