According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, a 26 year old Maine man is dead following an early Tuesday morning crash.

Just after 12 AM on Tuesday morning, the Maine State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 191 in Meddybemps.

At the scene, they found that a 2014 Jeep had left the road and crashed into some parked vehicles.  The only occupant of the Jeep was 26 year old Austin Porter, of Alexander.  He was found to be deceased at the scene.

The press release goes on to say:

Preliminary investigation indicates Porter was traveling in the southbound lane when he crossed the center line went onto the shoulder of the northbound lane and then overcorrected and went back across the road off the southbound shoulder and into some parked vehicles.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.  Porter was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The Maine State Police were assisted by the Charlotte First Responders, Charlotte Fire Department, Meddybemps Fire Department, Downeast EMS and Lyon’s Towing.

Our thoughts are with all those involved.

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