A truck driver was killed Monday morning in a collision on Route 9 in rural Washington County.
The trucker was driving a 2016 Freightliner three-axle box truck hauling Oakhurst milk in Crawford about 5:56 a.m. when it collided in the eastbound lane with a westbound 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling tissue paper driven by 20-year-old Nicholas Cota of Greenfield Township, according to Katy England, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The Oakhurst driver, whose identity hasn’t been released, died at the scene, England said.
Failure to maintain the proper lane and speed appear to be factors in the crash, England said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Crawford is west of Calais.