Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash on Route 1 in Damariscotta on Monday, Nov. 7 as a Boothbay man, Shannon Gilbert, 76.
Gilbert was driving a 2007 GMC 1500 pickup truck southbound on Route 1 near the intersection with Main Street, according to a press release from the Damariscotta Police Department. Jason Spear, 45, of Rockport, was driving a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer northbound on Route 1. The pickup came to rest on its side in the Route 1 median. Further details about the cause and circumstances of the accident were not immediately available.
The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service, the Damariscotta Fire Department, the Damariscotta Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maine State Police responded to the scene.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a crash reconstruction. The Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Division is also investigating due to the involvement of a commercial vehicle.
The Lincoln County News will update this post.