2 Killed, 2 Injured When Pickup Truck, Dump Truck Collide in Durham, Maine

The crash happened on Route 9

Maine State Police

Maine State Police say two men were killed and two others injured in a traffic accident involving a dump truck and a pickup truck on Route 9 in Durham on Wednesday morning. 

Troopers said the pickup ran into the side of the dump truck shortly after 7 a.m. as the pickup exited Rabbit Road. The pickup caught fire after the collision and passersby pulled three men from the burning truck.

The two men who were killed have been identified as Malakai Cawood, 21, of Limington and Brendon Harthorn, 24, of Cornish. The third man inside the pickup - Jeremy Reardon, 35, of Buxton, was taken by medical helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, w here he is being treated for multiple injuries.

All three men were employees of Plowman Construction of Gorham and were headed to a job site in the area.

The dump truck driver - Clifton Larrabee, 42, of Durham - was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The dump truck is owned by Larrabee Construction of Durham.

State police said they are not sure yet who was driving the pickup truck.

Route 9 is expected to reopen around mid-afternoon.

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