20-year-old Phippsburg man dies in ATV accident

Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 7:19 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 2:05 p.m.

PHIPPSBURG, Maine A Phippsburg man was killed in an ATV accident around 1 a.m. Monday on Sebasco Road, police told the Portland Press Herald.

Justin S. Thomas, 20, was driving east around a bend in the road when the ATV struck a utility pole, Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said in a news release.

According to Merry, speed and wet road conditions were factors in the crash.

Thomas had a helmet with him, but it was unclear whether he was wearing it, Merry said.