One man was killed and another remains hospitalized after their cars crashed head-on the morning of July 7.

According to Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred at 5:17 a.m. on Route 9, roughly one mile north of Unity Center.

Keating said the driver of one vehicle, Waylonhawk M. Milliard, 20, of Unity was driving his 2000 Ford van southwest on Route 9 when he fell asleep at the wheel and veered into a guardrail to the right of the lane. Keating said Milliard then over-corrected and veered into the path of John D. Canavan, 51, of Freedom, who was driving northeast in the opposite lane.

Deputy James Porter responded to the accident, which was reported at 5:19 Wednesday morning. Detective Jason Bosco, Deputy Gerald Lincoln and fire departments from Unity and Troy also went to the scene of the accident.

Milliard was taken by Unity Ambulance to Mid Maine Medical Center in Waterville and later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The Jaws of Life had to be used in order to extricate Canavan from his 1997 Subaru station wagon, Keating said.

Canavan was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he died at about 4 p.m. that day. Following the crash, Milliard was in critical condition at the hospital. According to a hospital official, Milliard was in fair condition as of July 13. Neither of the drivers appeared to be wearing seat belts, according to police.

Keating said the accident is still under investigation. Maine State Police worked on a reconstruction of the accident. However, details from that reconstruction were not available as of July 8.