Smithfield man dies at home hours after car crash

Posted March 14, 2012, at 9:47 a.m.

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — A Smithfield man involved in a car crash early Tuesday morning died several hours later at his home in Smithfield, according to police.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Dept. received a call at 2:45 a.m. of a single-vehicle crash on Main Street in Norridgewock near the fire department, Lt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department said in a release Wednesday morning.

John Mosher, 54, of Smithfield lost control of his red 1994 Ford Mustang and slammed into a light post on the driver’s side of the car.

Gottardi said Mosher was checked at the scene by EMS Ambulance and was released at Mosher’s request. He had abrasions to his head and arm.

Less than four hours later, Mosher had died at his Smithfield residence.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death. The accident is still under investigation, pending results from the Medical Examiner’s Office.