Police release identity of woman killed in Route 3 crash

Cause of head-on collision unknown; police interviewing witnesses
By Ethan Andrews | Oct 03, 2017

Belfast — A head-on crash Sept. 30 claimed the life of 26-year-old Ashley Hall of Belfast, according to police.

The crash happened at 1:30 p.m. on Route 3 approximately 400 yards from the Belfast/Belmont town line, according to police. One vehicle was heading out of Belfast while the other vehicle was inbound when the crash occurred.

Hall was riding with her father Philip Hall Sr., 47, of Swanville, police said, when his vehicle collided with an oncoming pickup driven by David Cichowski, 63, of Washington, with his wife Cheryl Cichowski.

Hall was found deceased at the scene. Cheryl Cichowski was taken by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center with internal injuries and released Oct. 2. The two male drivers were taken to Waldo County General Hospital and released the next day.

Route 3 was down to one lane for several hours while Maine State Police worked to reconstruct the accident. Assistance was provided by Belfast Fire and Ambulance crews, along with personnel from Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, State Police and Totman’s Towing.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Belfast Police issued a call for witnesses. As of Oct. 3, police said several people had come forward and were being interviewed as part of an ongoing investigation.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Ashley Hall's father. His name is Philip Hall Sr.

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