Machiasport Fatal Crash

Maine State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Machiasport Wednesday evening.

On Sept. 9, 2020, at approximately 7:17 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fatal crash on the Port Road in Machiasport involving a car and a motorized bicycle. The bicycle rider, Garrett Sprague, 15, of Machiasport, died as a result of his injuries.  The vehicle involved was a 2011 Buick LaCrosse driven by Caleb Norton, 20, of Machiasport.  Norton was driving east while the bicycle was traveling west, and the collision occurred in the eastbound lane. Troopers learned that the motorized bicycle was in the on-coming lane for unknown reasons.  

Trooper Andy Foss responded as the primary investigator and was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Corporal Micah Perkins, Troop Investigator Josh Lander, and Washington County Sheriff’s Department.  A crash reconstruction and forensic mapping are being conducted along with a vehicle autopsy. 
Poor visibility is a factor in this crash where there was thick fog at the time of the crash. 

Machiasport Fire Department and Machias Ambulance also assisted.  Investigation continues.