Auburn man dies after hit-and-run

Posted Oct. 07, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.
Emergency personnel tend to a man who was hit by a truck under the railroad trestle on Turner Street in Auburn on Friday night, Oct. 5, 2012.
Russ Dillingham | Sun Journal
Emergency personnel tend to a man who was hit by a truck under the railroad trestle on Turner Street in Auburn on Friday night, Oct. 5, 2012.

AUBURN, Maine — A man who was the victim of a hit-and-run crash Friday died Saturday from his injuries, Auburn police said.

Russell Frechette, 31, of Auburn, died Saturday at Central Maine Medical Center, according to Auburn Police Deputy Chief Jason D. Moen.

Police are investigating the crash, which happened at 10:20 p.m. Friday on Turner Street.

Frechette was hit by a late model, tan colored pickup truck under the train trestle on Turner Street.

Investigators are trying to determine if Frechette fell off the trestle before being hit by the truck, Moen said. According to witnesses, the truck did not stop after hitting Frechette.

Friday night witness Adam Fasano told the Sun Journal he was walking home from work near Great Falls Plaza when he heard something that could have been Frechette being struck. “The driver of the truck just kept on going. He didn’t even hesitate,” Fasano said.

Fasano said he rushed to the wounded man, finding him unconscious in the street. Other witnesses said the man may have fallen from the train trestle.

As rescue crews tended the man and took him to Central Maine Medical Center, police examined the street and trestle above it.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the crash, or who may have information regarding the hit-and-run, are asked to call Auburn Police at 333-6650.

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