May 22, 2018
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Man dies as vehicle rolls over, pins him

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

STETSON, Maine — A Plymouth man was killed early Sunday morning when he lost control of his car on East Newport Road and it rolled over onto him, pinning him underneath it, Maine State Police Trooper David Yankowsky said Monday.

Deputies from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department found the body of Patrick Haining, 34, under his 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue around 3:40 a.m.

“He was not wearing a seat belt, and he got partially ejected,” he said. “The car ended up rolling on top of him.”

The vehicle was on its roof along the side of the road about a mile from Route 143, Yankowsky said. Haining was traveling toward Bangor when the accident happened.

“He lost control for some reason and rolled,” he said.

Deputies were in the area “investigating an incident between Patrick and his girlfriend,” which was reported around 3 a.m., Yankowsky said. When deputies arrived, “Patrick had already left. They spoke to the girlfriend and started looking for Patrick” to question him when they found his overturned car.

The deputies then called Maine State Police to investigate the fatality.

As with any fatal crash, police had Haining’s blood tested to see whether alcohol or drugs played a part. Those test results will not be available for weeks.

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