PROSPECT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- 16 year old John Bapst Memorial High School student Owen Krause was killed in a car accident on Route 1A in Prospect on Wednesday morning. Police say Krause's Lincoln sedan suddenly veered left into the oncoming lane and struck a dump truck head-on. The Bapst junior was killed instantly.
Bapst Head of School Mel Mackay says grief counselors are at the high school today and will be tomorrow, in order to help students and staff cope with Krause's death. Mackay also sent a letter home with parents informing them that all after-school activities were cancelled on Wednesday.
In the letter, Mackay says, "Our deepest sympathies go out to Owen's family and to his friends, so many of whom are part of this school community...This loss will be felt for a long time to come."
A spokesman from the Waldo County Sheriff's Office says the crash is under investigation.