Madawaska man killed in head-on collision on Highway 1

A 20-year-old Madawaska died Friday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 1 near the Grand Isle-Madawaska Town line.

Madawaska police and emergency personnel responded to the crash around 1:00 p.m. at a curve in the road not far from the Grand Isle rest area.

The victim of the accident was identified as 20-year-old Vincent Thibeault of Madawaska. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, Carol Roy, 56, also from Madawaska, was transported by ambulance to the Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent with what authorities believe were non-life-threatening injuries.

Emergency responders from Madawaska, Grand Isle, Frenchville and Van Buren responded to the scene.

Route 1 between Beaulieu and Morneault roads was closed for several hours on Friday afternoon. No further information has been released at this time.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. We’ll update this post as we learn more.

Here are the fastest growing cities in Maine

The 2010s was a steady decade for population growth in Maine. According to, a site that analyzes census data, Maine grew about 0.25 percent from 2010 to 2020.

This is relatively strong data for a state that continues to grow and progress.

While many cities were in and around this average, there were many that exceeded the state average.

Here is an overview of the cities that have experienced the best growth during this period.

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