October 16, 2019
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Motorcyclist killed in Bangor crash was a Penobscot County Jail corrections officer

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The motorcyclist who died along with his passenger after a Monday night collision with a van in Bangor had worked more than a decade as a corrections officer at the Penobscot County Jail.

Bangor police Lt. Brent Beaulieu said Tuesday that a 2013 Harley-Davidson driven by Chaz Gray, 31, of Levant and a 2009 Honda Odyssey driven by Sylvalyn Tracy, 72, of Bangor collided at the intersection of Union Street and Godfrey Boulevard, near the Bangor International Airport, at about 10 p.m.

Gray died at the scene, while his passenger, 29-year-old Adriane Mehuren of Bangor, was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she died from her injuries Tuesday, he said.

Gray and Mehuren were not wearing helmets, Beaulieu said.

None of the van’s occupants was injured, he said.

Gray worked as a corrections officer at the Penobscot County Jail for more than 10 ½ years, according to Penobscot County Administrator Bill Collins. The corporal was voted by his peers to be honored as the corrections officer of the year in 2018.

Along with being a field training officer, he was passionate about the statewide officer wellness program, Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said Tuesday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, coworkers and all impacted by this tragic crash,” Morton said.

The sheriff said that counseling services for county employees were being offered through the sheriff’s office chaplaincy service and its human resources department.

Funeral plans are pending.

Gray graduated from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill in 2006. He also trained at Young’s MMA gym in Bangor, according to owner Chris Young.

Information about Mehuren was not immediately available Tuesday.

Beaulieu said that the crash remains under investigation.



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