November 23, 2017
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Shriner dies after go-cart accident during Damariscotta Pumpkin Fest Parade

The Associated Press
Updated:

NEWCASTLE, Maine — A sheriff’s office said an Anah Temple Shriner has died after he was fatally injured when his go-cart toppled off a ramp and he was hit by other go-cart drivers during a pumpkin festival parade in southeastern Maine.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said 59-year-old Marvin Tarbox Jr. was in Newcastle in the Damariscotta Pumpkin Fest Parade on Saturday traveling over a ramp over a sport utility vehicle when the ramp apparently failed and his go-cart flipped over and onto the pavement. The sheriff’s office says at least two other go-carts hit Tarbox when their drivers didn’t realize what had happened.

Tarbox, of Hancock, was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Several hundred people were attending the parade when the crash occurred.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained the wrong name of the town where the accident occurred. The accident happened in Newcastle, not Newton.


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