Connecticut man charged in connection to deadly Maine crash

William Gerardi, 21, is charged with one felony count of furnishing liquor to a minor

The car in a crash in Maine on July, 30, 2014. A Hebron man was arrested. (Police photo)

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police are continuing to investigate a crash in Boothbay Harbor that left two teenagers dead.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office says the teens were in an SUV that was traveling at a high rate of speed when it went off Route 27 early Wednesday morning and struck several trees.

William Gerardi
William Gerardi (Police photo)

The driver, 19-year-old Casey Dalton of Boothbay Harbor, and a 17-year-old whose name was not released by police were pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office later said that 21-year-old William Gerardi, of Hebron, Connecticut, had been charged with furnishing liquor to a minor in connection with the crash. Lt. Rand Maker said Gerardi allegedly provided alcohol to the teens prior to the crash.

Gerardi was transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset where bail was set at $5,000 cash, which police said he was unable to post.

Investigators had not yet determined whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.

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