Presque Isle man crashes truck, dies

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted March 03, 2010, at 2:33 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A local man died Tuesday in a single-car crash after apparently suffering from a medical condition.

Presque Isle police Sgt. Joey Seeley said late Tuesday evening that the accident happened at around 8 a.m.

James Boyle, 62, was traveling south on Caribou Road at the time of the crash. At 8:05 a.m., a passing motorist called 911 to report that a vehicle was off Caribou Road and the driver was unresponsive, Seeley said.

Emergency responders arrived to find Boyle inside the damaged 2000 Ford Ranger.

Police said they thought he experienced a medical problem while he was driving, crossed the centerline of Caribou Road and left the roadway on the opposite side.

He was taken by Crown Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead.

An official cause of death has not been released and the incident is still under investigation.

The Presque Isle Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Seeley is the primary investigator of the accident, and was assisted by Officers Kevin Reed and Rob Thibeault.

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