Driver dies in Durham crash; 2 others injured

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DURHAM — One person was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision on Royalsborough Road/Route 136 on Monday morning, Lt. Glenn Holt of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Lt. Holt said Henry Hudson Jr., 70, of Harrison, was driving a 2017 GMC pickup south on the road when a 2009 Nissan sedan, driven by Destiny Dallavilla, pulled into the southbound lane from the northbound lane, striking the truck head-on.

Dallavilla, 25, of Turner, died at the scene near 281 Royalsborough Road. Her husband, Jonathan Dallavilla, 30, also of Turner, was in the passenger seat and was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with serious injuries and remains in critical condition.

According to an Oct. 17 revised news release from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, the two were recently married.

Hudson was treated at the scene for cuts and bruises, and released.

Both vehicles landed in the ditch on the southbound lane.

Royalsborough Road was closed and traffic was rerouted for about three hours while the accident was being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. The accident is being reconstructed by Maine State Police and both vehicles have been impounded pending the investigation.

— Sun Journal

Officials works at the scene of a fatal head-on crash on Roysalborough Road/Route 136 in Durham on Oct. 16. A woman driving a 2009 Nissan was killed and her male passenger seriously injured, Lt. Glenn Holt of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department said. The driver of the pickup truck involved was identified as 70-year-old Henry Hudson Jr. of Harrison.