Police have released the identities of five people involved in the Washington crash that killed two people Friday but one name is still being withheld pending a positive identification.

Police identified Paul Fowles, 74, of Owls Head as one person killed but the second person killed, the driver of a van, has not been identified.

Just before 5 p.m. March 18, Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Augusta Road (Route 17), near Fitch Road in Washington after receiving an initial report of a crash involving multiple vehicles and power lines down.

Upon arrival, Deputies found five vehicles involved in the crash and one — the van — burning, according to a press release from Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

"The operator of the van’s name cannot be released by this office as a confirmation of the identity will have to be made by the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office due to the extent of burns received. That will be done as soon as possible," Carroll said.

He said the crash remains under investigation but initial reports indicate a 1998 Freightliner loaded with a flatbed of lumber was traveling west on Augusta Road, while the other four vehicles involved were all traveling east.

Carroll said the Freightliner trailer portion began to slide into the opposite lane while rounding a right corner just west of the Fitch Road intersection. The Freightliner, operated by Randall Weddle, 53, of Greeneville, Tenn., began to roll over as it continued around the corner. As it rolled, three of the four vehicles heading in the opposite direction were unable to avoid being hit by the trailer.

The first vehicle hit, a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Fowles, veered right after being struck on the left side by the trailer and came to rest a distance off the road, down an embankment. Fowles was pronounced dead at the scene, Carroll said.

Behind Fowles was a 2014 Nissan, driven by Tracy Cook, 51, of Union. It was also struck by the trailer and went off the road to the right. Cook's vehicle rolled over once and struck the following vehicle, a 2015 Kia, driven by Tracy Morgan, 33, of Washington, before coming to rest on its wheels in a field. Police said Morgan was able to avoid being struck by the trailer portion of truck after she took evasive action. Morgan’s Kia was struck by the Nissan as it rolled over and the Kia also came to final rest in the field.

A 1998 Chrysler van was struck by the trailer as well as the load of lumber being hauled by the truck. The Chrysler was pushed back into the field and burst into flames, Carroll said, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Freightliner rolled onto its roof and continued to slide on its roof down the road before going off the left side of the roadway. The Freightliner came to rest down another embankment between the road and the field.

Morgan was uninjured in the crash. Cook was taken by ambulance to a local hospital as well as a passenger in the Freightliner, Lowell Babb, 32, of Virginia. Weddle was taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center. All were non-life threatening injuries, according to police. It took crews more than an hour to extricate Weddle from the cab of the truck, Carroll said.

Crews remained at the scene until 2:30 a.m. cleaning up debris and moving the vehicles to a secure location.

Fairpoint and Central Maine Power will return this morning to repair the lines and the pole that was destroyed in the crash, Carroll said. Power was initially shut off to an extensive area until crews arrived shortly after the crash.

"The Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police Reconstruction, Mapping, and Commercial Truck Enforcement units will continue to investigate the crash in the days to come to try to figure out what exactly happened," Carroll said.

Fire departments and emergency medical crews responded from Washington, Jefferson, Somerville and Union to extinguish the fire and provide care to the victims.