Man charged in Buxton crash


BUXTON — A 26-year-old Arundel man has been charged following a crash May 21 on Parker Farm Road in Buxton, according to Police Chief Troy Cline.

Police believe that the two cars involved in the crash may have been drag racing.

Cline said Brandon Buzynski of Arundel has been charged with driving to endanger, a Class D crime. The charge followed an interview on May 22. “Buzynski was issued a criminal summons and released,” Cline said.

Buzynski was driving a 2003 Dodge Neon.

A Buxton man driving another car was hospitalized. Thomas Dewitt, 56, was extricated from a 2005 Chrysler 300 following a crash. Dewitt was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries.

A spokeswoman at the hospital said Wednesday that Dewitt was in serious condition.

Police previously said both vehicles “appeared to have been traveling east” when the crash occurred.

Cline told the American Journal Wednesday that one car was trying to catch up with the other car. They were likely drag racing, Cline said, starting near Plummer’s Store.

“They were messing around,” Cline said.

The Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday that Dewitt was “ahead of Buzynski, but apparently lost control, left the roadway and struck a guide wire support pole.”

The pole, the Press Herald reported “went airborne, landed in the roadway and struck the hood of the Neon.”

Bruzynski, according to police, had two passengers, Nathan Buzynski and Shawn Andrews, both of Limington, and the three were not injured.

Brandon Bruzynski is scheduled to appear at Biddeford District Court on Aug. 8, Cline said.