March 21, 2018
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Police: Mercer crash a suicide

MERCER, Maine — State Police say the death of the driver of a Jeep which swerved into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer truck early this morning was a suicide.

Investigators say it was an intentional act that killed 46 year old David Leavitt of Belgrade. The crash closed down busy Route 2 in Mercer for ten hours until the wreckage could be removed.

The driver of the loaded pulp truck – Randy Wentworth, 50, of Abbot – escaped injury, but damage to his big rig will exceed $50,000.

Troopers learned that Leavitt had been despondent over the breakup of his marriage and had been talking about suicide in recent days.

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