Police: Icy road likely a factor in deadly Westbrook crash


    Police say a westbound pickup truck and an eastbound taxi crashed into one another, killing all three occupants of the taxi, the driver and his two passengers. (Westbrook Police Department)

    WESTBROOK (WGME) -- Early commuters across southern Maine faced patches of black ice on the roads Monday morning, and police say weather was a likely contributing factor in a head-on crash in Westbrook that killed three people.

    The crash happened on Route 22.

    Right now, the road is in good shape, but Westbrook police say at the time of the crash, about 6:50 Monday morning, the road was icy and in pretty bad shape.

    Police say a eastbound pickup truck and an westbound taxi crashed into one another, killing all three occupants of the taxi, the driver and his two passengers.

    The driver of the taxi has been identified as 39-year-old Hassan Idris Ali of Lewiston.

    The passengers who died in the crash were identified as 50-year-old Gregory E. Harriman of Sebago, and 33-year-old Joshua R. Stone of Gorham.

    Captain Sean Lally can't recall an accident in Westbrook that killed this many people.

    He says the lone survivor was the driver of the pickup truck, who was taken to Maine Medical Center.

    No word on that driver's condition yet.

    Captain Lally says they're in the process of notifying next of kin.

    Police also don't know yet which vehicle caused the accident.

    That will be for an accident reconstruction team to determine.

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