One Person Killed in Overnight Crash on Maine Turnpike
According to Maine Public Safety Spokeswoman, Shannon Moss, one person was killed in an overnight crash that happened on the Maine Turnpike in Wells.
Officials say the crash happened at about 11 PM on Thursday night when a tractor-trailer truck heading northbound observed a BWM that was pulled over in the breakdown lane. The truck, driven by 24-year-old Sahib Singh of California, moved over to the middle lane to give the BMW some room.
As the truck got closer, the BMW pulled out into the roadway and attempted to cross all lanes to get to the crossover at mile marker 20. The crossover is the small section of roadway that connects north and southbound lanes and is intended for authorized use only.
As the BMW attempted to cross the three travel lanes, it was struck by the semi that was unable to avoid the crash. The truck crashed directly into the drivers side of the BMW killing 52-year-old Brian N. Anger from Auburn, Massachusetts.
Officials say it's unclear why Anger tried to cut across all three travel lanes to use the crossover and the accident remains under investigation.
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