SOMERVILLE, Maine — A 20-year-old Camden man died early Friday morning after his Jeep struck a commercial box truck on a snow-covered road.
Alden F. Pease was headed west on Route 17 just before 7 a.m., when his 2004 Jeep Liberty crossed into oncoming traffic near the intersection of Jones Road and struck a 2001 Western commercial truck driven by 26-year-old Lee A. Reynolds of Litchfield, according to a statement from Lt. Rand Maker of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Pease was declared dead at the scene. Reynolds was uninjured, according to Maker. The truck was registered to Pine State Trading Company of Gardiner.
Deputies and the Maine State Police reconstructed the crash. Investigators believe the snow-covered road, untreated with sand or salt, was a factor in the crash. They do not believe alcohol was a factor, although blood samples were taken from Reynolds.
The investigation into the crash continues, but Maker said criminal charges are unlikely.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police, Delta Ambulance and fire departments from Somerville, Jefferson, Whitefield and Washington.