Victim of Hermon car crash identified by police as 60-year-old Carmel woman; 2 others injured

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HERMON, Maine — Authorities have released the names of the victims of a fatal traffic crash in Hermon this week.

Police say 60-year-old Karen Worcester of Carmel died in the two-vehicle, head-on crash on Route 2 at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people in the other vehicle, 52-year-old Rebecca Chasse, and her daughter, 29-year-old Rachelle Welch, both of Carmel, were hospitalized.

Police say Chasse was driving and became distracted during an argument with her daughter and crossed the centerline.

The crash remains under investigation and there no charges had been filed.

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