Haynesville man dies in crash

Posted Jan. 06, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.

HAYNESVILLE, Maine — Maine State Police said Friday that a 72-year-old local man died earlier in the day after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a parked car.

State police Sgt. Brian Harris said Friday evening that the crash took place at 11 a.m. on Skagrock Road.

Harris said that Roy Aldrich was northbound when he lost control of his 2003 Ford sport utility vehicle and skidded off the road and into a driveway. Aldrich’s vehicle struck an unoccupied 2002 Ford pickup, owned by Timothy Doughty, 31, of Presque Isle, that was parked in the driveway.

The force shoved Doughty’s vehicle into a house and garage owned by Amy and Everett Doughty of Haynesville.

Attempts were made to resuscitate Aldrich but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Harris said the accident is under investigation but it was possible that Aldrich may have suffered a medical condition before the crash.

Aldrich’s and Doughty’s vehicles had significant damage and are considered total losses. The house had damage reaching to the thousands of dollars, he said.

Trooper Chad Fuller had assistance from Troopers Fred Thomas, Dan Deschaine, the Haynesville Fire Department and the Downeast Ambulance Service.

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