Dedham Man Dead After Four-Vehicle Crash Saturday



ELLSWORTH–A Dedham man died in a four-vehicle collision at the intersection of Pine Trail Road and Route 1A Saturday afternoon, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The deceased is Edwin Roberts, 89, said Chief Deputy Patrick Kane.

Kane said Roberts had been traveling on the Pine Trail Road approaching its intersection with  Route 1A when Roberts failed to stop at a stop sign. Pine Trail Road is just under two miles from Route 46 in Dedham.

Roberts’ 2019 Mercedes Benz entered the southbound travel lane of Route 1A and was struck in the driver’s side by a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup towing a camper, operated by Ahmet Hakan Parlakulas, 50, of Williamsburg, Mass., Kane said.

Both the Mercedes and the Dodge then entered the northbound lane where a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander was struck, Kane said. It isn’t clear at the time of this post whether the car and/or the truck struck the Mitsubishi.

The Mitsubishi was operated by Randolph Mosley, 61, of Ellsworth. Mosley was the only motorist involved who wasn’t injured, according to police.

Meanwhile a 2016 Toyota Prius, traveling on Route 1A, was unable to stop in time and struck the Mercedes, Kane said. The Prius was driven by Lawrence Saucier, 68, of Ellsworth.

Parlakulas and his passenger, Nancy Parlakulas, 57, also of Williamsburg were taken to
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Saucier and his passenger, Mary Saucier, 61, of Ellsworth were also taken
to EMMC, Kane said.

 Deputy Luke Gross, Deputy Dan Harlan, Deputy Christopher Sargent, Deputy Dakota Dupuis and Kane are investigating the fatal accident. Kane said the officers were assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police, Dedham Fire, Orrington, Brewer and Northern Light ambulance services and the Maine Department of Transportation.

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