June 23, 2018
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South Berwick man killed in head-on collision with oil truck in Corinth

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

CORINTH, Maine — A South Berwick man was killed after the car he was driving collided with an oil truck on Route 15 Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The victim, 25-year-old Jason Cynewski, was driving northbound when he crossed the center of the road and struck the C.N. Brown heating oil truck head on, said Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. Morton said Cynewski, who was staying with relatives in Corinth, died at the scene.

A man and a woman in the truck were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of minor injuries. The driver was Randall McKewen, 45, of Corinna and his passenger was Jennifer Swett, 39, of Dover-Foxcroft.

The crash occurred shortly after noon, Morton said from the scene. The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation were working to clean up diesel fuel that spilled from the truck’s fuel tank.

Morton said none of the truck’s oil supply spilled onto the road.

The crash occurred just north of the center of town near the You Wash It car wash, Morton said.

The accident remains under investigation, Morton said. A Maine State Police commercial vehicle also assisted at the scene, along with a reconstructionist from the state police.

BDN reporters Andrew Neff and Judy Harrison contributed to this story.

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