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.

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.

CORRECTION:

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

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