TOPSHAM — A Scarborough man was killed April 3 when the car he was riding in hit a moose on Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police.
A second car also struck the moose and turned over, coming to rest in the road.
The crashes took place about 8 p.m., causing police to shut down the southbound lane of the highway for nearly three hours.
Police said Jose Jarez, 50, was killed instantly when the moose crashed through the windshield of the car driven by his brother, Jorge Jarez.
After the impact, Jorge Jarez’s car came to a rest along the tree line off the breakdown lane. He was treated for minor injuries and released from Parkview Hospital.
The second collision occurred moments later when a car driven by Meghan Glancy, 22, of Woolwich, struck the dead moose in the road. After vaulting over the carcass, her car turned over and skidded along its roof before stopping. Having sustained back and neck injuries, Glancy was flown by Lifeflight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for treatment of back and neck injuries.
Topsham and Brunswick police and the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department assisted state troopers at the crash. Route 201 was used as the detour around the crash site, and traffic was diverted at the Bowdoinham exit.