Carthage man killed by pickup while lying in the road

Posted Aug. 03, 2011, at 11:04 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 03, 2011, at 12:17 p.m.

CARTHAGE, Maine — A man known to police for lying in roadways was hit and killed Wednesday morning by a pickup truck, Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said Wednesday.

The fatal crash took place on Route 142 at about 5 a.m.

“Troopers said 44-year-old Bert Knox was killed instantly,” McCausland said. “Knox was believed to have been intoxicated and had a history of lying in the roadway.”

Troopers and the deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, which was a short distance from Knox’s home.

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Kim Micks, 38, of Peru was driving a 2005 Chevrolet pickup down the roadway and told investigators he could not avoid striking what he thought was a dead animal in the road, according to McCausland. Micks was not injured in the collision and no charges are pending, McCausland said.


This article has been updated to correct the name of the victim. His name was Bert Knox, not Burt Knox.

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