April 01, 2020
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Man indicted for leaving crash that killed Portland skateboarder

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A grand jury has indicted a Woolwich man accused of leaving the scene of a Portland crash that killed a skateboarder.

Ernest Patti, 37, was indicted on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death, according to a grand jury indictment list released Monday.

Wayne Harwood, 25, of Portland was hit by a white sedan while he was riding his skateboard in the middle of the street after 10 p.m. July 10, according to court documents. Harwood wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and landed on the pavement head first.

A witness told police the driver stopped for about 20 seconds before leaving. Harwood died two days after the crash.

Cumberland County District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck told the Portland Press Herald that Patti faces a maximum prison term of five years.

 


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