2016-11-19 / Front Page

Boy, Volunteer Driver Killed in Turnpike Crash

WELLS -Fifty-seven-year-old Earl Gray of Waterboro and five year old Wyatt Frost of Lyman died Friday in a crash on the Maine Turnpike Friday afternoon.

A collission between a car and a box truck occured at mile 22 of the northbound Maine Turnpike in Wells Friday afternoon, according to Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland.

Gray was a volunteer driver with York County Community Action and had been the boy's driver for a couple of years, according to McCausland.

The two died when a box truck struck the rear of Gray's car and then landed on top of it, according to McCausland.  The crash took place as traffic was slowing down because of an unrelated second crash at mile 24 in the southbound lane where an erratic driver struck guardrails and was thrown out of the car onto the pavement, according to McCausland.

  The driver of the box truck that struck Gray's car was John Kamau,56, of Lowell, Massachusetts, according to McCausland. Kamau was delivering mail from New Hampshire to Portland, according to McCausland.  The impact also drove Gray's car into the rear of a tractor trailer ahead of it, according to McCausland.

 Both truck drivers were slightly injured, but did not require hospitalization, according to McCausland.

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