Tyler Wheaton of Hampden and Christian Broberg of Winterport die in fatal Hampden, Maine car crash – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hampden, Maine car crash death of Tyler Wheaton of Hampden and Christian Broberg of Winterport – Obituary

23-year-old Tyler Wheaton of Hampden and 22-year-old Christian Broberg of Winterport have died in a fatal Hampden, Maine car crash that occurred on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

According to official reports, the accident happened when the Subaru that the men were in collided with a Kia that was being driven by 37-year-old Laura Brisset.

The accident happened at the crest of a hill at Maine Road North and Coldbrook Road. On impact, the Subaru drifted into a guardrail and plowed through and fell into the Souadabscook Stream.

The vehicle remained submerged for a number of hours and both Tyler and Christain were pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation and there are few details surrounding the exact cause.




HAMPDEN, Maine — Two men died in a crash in Hampden Thursday night.

Officials said a 2005 Subaru the men were traveling in went through a guard rail and into the Souadabscook Stream after a crash at the intersection of Maine Road North and Coldbrook Road.

On Friday, Hampden Director of Public Safety Christian Bailey identified the men who died as Tyler Wheaton, 23, of Hampden, and Christian Broberg, 22, of Winterport.

According to officials, the crash happened around 9:45 p.m.

Bailey said a 2016 Kia driven by Laura Brisset, 37, of Hampden, was traveling north on Coldbrook Road when the Subaru traveling south came over a crest in a hill and collided with the Kia.

“The Subaru is the one that lost control on the crest of the hill and struck the Kia, and the collision caused the vehicle to careen through the guard rail and into the stream,” Bailey said.

The Subaru was submerged in the stream for several hours, according to Bailey. It was removed from the water by a local towing company.

According to Bailey, Hampden officials were assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police Dive Team, Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol, and Bangor Fire Department.

Hampden police are still investigating the cause and circumstances of the accident.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The video below aired Thursday, Nov. 18.