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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.
 

Fatal Crash in Morrill

Morrill Dump TruckA Belmont man was killed after his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming dump truck.

On Aug. 5, 2020, at approximately 7:48 a.m., Maine State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on route 3 in Morrill.  The investigation revealed that Nicholas Day, 34, from Belmont, was traveling west on route 3 and crossed the center line into an oncoming loaded dump truck.  Day was determined to be deceased on scene.  

The operator of the dump truck was a Eugene Hyde, 31,   from Wilton, owned and operated by C.H Stevenson out of Wayne Maine.  The investigation is still on going, speed and alcohol did not appear to be a factor.   

Route 3 was shut down for 8hrs.  Local fire departments assisted with traffic being rerouted.    
 

Sullivan Crash

On April 14, 2020, Maine State Police Troopers responded to the Tunk Lake Road in Sullivan just after 11:00 pm for a vehicle crash with entrapment. After first responders arrived a passenger in the vehicle, John-Michael Boucar (33) of Sullivan was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another subject was transported to the hospital. Trooper’s say that speed is likely a factor. The investigation is still on-going. Anyone with information about the crash please contact the Maine State Police at (207) 973-3700.

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