Waldo County Officials say 2 People Died in Weekend Crashes
The Waldo County Sheriff's Office is investigating two fatal crashes that happened over the weekend.
Chief Deputy Jason Trundy says the first crash happened at approximately 4:45 Saturday on the Main Road North in Frankfort. A motorcycle traveling southbound had left the roadway and the operator, 23-year-old Mitchell Philbrook of Searsport, was ejected from the bike. Winterport Ambulance responded and determined that Philbrook had died from injuries sustained in the crash. Philbrook was alone on the motorcycle.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation but Waldo County officials say speed is considered a primary factor.
Trundy says the second crash happened just after 1:30 on Sunday afternoon when the Waldo County Sheriff's Office was notified of a vehicle crash on Plummer Road in the town of Palermo. Responding Deputies found that 57-year-old Louis Miller of Palermo had been traveling northbound in an Oldsmobile Alero when he failed to negotiate a right-hand turn. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree, and rolled onto its roof. Miller was ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
This crash is also still under investigation.