June 23, 2018
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Passadumkeag man hit by truck on Sunday dies

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

ENFIELD, Maine — A Passadumkeag man who was hit by a pickup truck on U.S. Route 2 while walking to the store with two other people on Sunday afternoon died at the hospital, according to the Maine State Police.

Aaron Laws, 34, was walking with friends at around 4:30 p.m. about a quarter-mile north of the Route 155 intersection when he was struck by a red Dodge 1500 pickup truck driven by Howland resident Arthur LePlant, 58, state police Trooper Larry Anderson said Monday.

“He was just walking his bike with two other people,” Anderson said. “He was on the outside.”

The two eyewitnesses were not injured, the trooper said.

Laws was taken by ambulance to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, where he was pronounced dead, Anderson said.

State police had volunteer firefighters block both lanes of Route 2 for several hours afterward so that Anderson, the accident’s investigator, could reconstruct the scene.

“It’s still under investigation,” the trooper said, adding that no charges have been filed.

The fact that it was dark out and Laws was wearing dark clothing are contributing factors in the deadly collision, Anderson said.

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