GEORGETOWN, Maine — Alcohol is considered a contributing factor in a motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Georgetown man Saturday night, according to authorities.
Henry S. Gilliam III, 24, died after his vehicle veered into a wooded area and crashed into some trees, according to Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry. The accident, in which Gilliam was driving a 1988 GMC 1500 pickup truck, happened near 280 Bay Point Road. Gilliam was not wearing a seat belt.
First responders determined that Gilliam had suffered severe injuries and requested a LifeFlight helicopter. Attempts to stabilize him were unsuccessful, said Merry.
“It is unknown exactly when the accident occurred,” said Merry in a press release. “It was discovered by a passerby motorist who saw headlights down an embankment. The ongoing investigation will trace the operator’s whereabouts prior to the accident.”
Sagadahoc County Deputy Allen Huntington is leading the ongoing investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Cpl. Ian Alexander and Deputy Matt Shiers. Cpl. Andrew Booth of the Bath Police Department helped to reconstruct the accident.