Community mourns two killed in Columbia

The Washington County Sheriff's Office released a statement following a crash that took place in Columbia on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 3, killing two and closing Route 1 for several hours.

The incident took place at approximately 1 p.m. when a Ford Explorer driven by Angela Skidgel, 43, of East Machias crossed into the path of a tractor-trailer owned by the JB Hunt Corporation and driven by Sean Kelly, 56, who was traveling west on Route 1. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the tractor-trailer was unable to avoid the collision.

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