Aggressive Driving Leads To Fatal Accident In Sidney
According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, one man is dead following a Thursday morning accident on I-95 near Sidney.
Just before 10 AM on Thursday (July 29th), 58 year old Brian Landry, of Fairfield, was driving northbound in the passing lane when he attempted to overtake another vehicle in the "travel lane". Landry's car was cut off by a pickup truck driven by Miles Ranger, 52, of Old Orchard Beach.
Based on information obtained through interviews and the investigation, members of the Maine State Police determined that Ranger was driving aggressively while attempting to merge into the passing lane in front of Landry.
The unsafe lane change resulted in contact between the two vehicles as the front of Landry’s vehicle connected with the rear corner of Ranger’s pickup truck.
This collision caused the pickup truck to lose control. The truck then rolled over several times and caused it to slam into the median.
Ranger was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was still conscious but in critical condition when emergency services arrived. Ranger was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Landry’s vehicle sustained minor damage. He was not injured. Traffic was reduced to one lane for about an hour but has since re-opened.
Maine State Police were assisted by Delta Ambulance, Sidney Fire Department, and Maine DOT.
State Troopers continuing to investigate the details of the crash.
If you saw the accident or have any information that can help police, please call them at 207.624.7076 or leave a tip HERE
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