Teens face charges after 3 injured in Levant 'street race'

LEVANT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Two teenage drivers accused of street racing Thursday are facing charges of driving to endanger.

According to a post on Maine State Police's Instagram, the incident happened on Tay Road in Levant sometime before 6:45 p.m., and involved a 2007 GMC Sierra and 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. An investigation conducted by troopers revealed the two were involved in a street race.

Police said the Cobalt, driven by 18-year-old Brady Johnston of Carmel, lost control of the vehicle when he attempted to negotiate a sharp curve in the road at a high rate of speed. The car rolled over into a steep ditch.

A 16-year-old female passenger was ejected through the rear window of the Cobalt, police said. She was transported to the hospital for serious injuries. Two other female passengers, also 16, suffered minor injuries.

The Sierra, driven by 20-year-old Samuel Shelley of Hermon, had a 17-year-old female passenger with him.

Police did not clarify if Johnston, Shelley or Shelley's passenger were or were not injured during the crash.

On top of both being accused of driving to endanger, Johnston was charged with violation of an intermediate license while Shelley was charged with operating without a license.

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