Massachusetts Man Has Died from a Turnpike Rollover Crash in Saco
A Massachusetts man has succumbed to injuries sustained in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Saco.
Maine State Police say they learned of the crash just before 2:00 Friday afternoon which had happened in the southbound lanes of the Maine Turnpike, on the Saco River Bridge. When Troopers arrived, they found two vehicles at the scene, one of which was a 2004 Ford Pickup, which was on its side. Officials say the pickup had struck the median guardrail, which caused it to roll over and come to a stop on its side in the break down lane.
Who Died as a Result of the Crash?
The driver of the pickup truck, 21-year-old Nathan Kennedy of Halifax, Massachusetts was ejected from the vehicle and landed in the roadway. He was transported from the scene by Saco Fire and Rescue to Southern Maine Medical Center and then to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Mr. Kennedy died of his injuries Friday night.
How Was the Second Vehicle Involved?
An initial investigation into the circumstances of the crash indicates that speed was not a factor and that the two vehicles stopped at the scene did not make contact with each other. The second vehicle struck debris that fell from the bed of the pickup. Occupants of that vehicle were not injured in the crash. Kennedy was not wearing a seatbelt.
Maine State Police were assisted at the scene by Saco Fire and Rescue and the Maine Turnpike Authority Maintenance Workers. The crash remains under investigation.