Erik Matthews, 32 of Rumford, who was accused of cutting off a local Opossum's tail, has died as a result of injuries he sustained due to being hit by a car back on July 20th in Windham.

According to the Sun Journal

Matthews was taken to a hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition. Windham police said Matthews died Sunday. Matthews had been summonsed for animal cruelty, a civil violation, a few days before he was struck. He had faced up to a $2,500 fine and could have been required to pay for the care and medical treatment of the injured opossum, now living at Misfits Rehab in Auburn.

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