On Thursday, Dec.12, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office arrested William P. Young, 55, of Topsham on a warrant of arrest in connection with a multi-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 1 in Woolwich on July 15. As a result of the early morning head-on collision, the driver of another vehicle, Barry Wyman, 58, of Bath, died July 31.
Young, who was indicted by the Sagadahoc County Grand Jury, was charged with Manslaughter, Reckless Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon, Driving to Endanger, and Criminal Speeding. The case was brought before the Grand Jury by the Sagadahoc County District Attorney’s Office after reviewing the investigation conducted by Deputy Mark Anderson.
According to Sheriff Joel Merry, “Investigations of this nature are time-consuming and require a lot of followup. The investigation was thorough and involved a reconstruction, vehicle examinations and interviews with a number of witnesses. This was a tragic event and the loss of a life was felt throughout our community. I am pleased with the amount of work and effort that went into this investigation. It is now up to the District Attorney and the courts to decide what happens next.”
Deputy Brian Carlton and the Maine State Police helped with the accident reconstruction.
Young was released on $5,000 cash bail to appear in Sagadahoc County District Court Feb. 18.