May 21, 2018
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Orland boy killed in crash identified

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

ORLAND, Maine — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the 14-year-old boy who died in an accident on Route 1 Wednesday evening.

Mark W. McDonald of Orland died at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Narramissic Drive and Route 1, according to the report from the Sheriff’s Department.

McDonald had been riding his bicycle with friends on Narramissic Drive near the cemetery at about 6:38 p.m. Wednesday. Frederick Russell Jr., 64, of Bangor was traveling west on Route 1 and had just crossed the Narramissic River Bridge when the boy drove his bicycle into the travel lane and the path of Russell’s vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Tundra truck.

The truck struck the bicycle and the boy was thrown from it. He suffered major head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Bucksport ambulance crew went to the scene and firefighters from the Orland Fire Department closed a section of Route 1 to traffic, diverting vehicles onto Route 175 through Orland Village.

The road remained closed for several hours while deputies from the Sheriff’s Department reconstructed the accident.

Deputy Jeffrey McFarland is the prime officer on the investigation, assisted by Deputy Rob Morang and Chief Deputy Richard Bishop. McFarland and Lt. Pat Kane reconstructed the accident.

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