November 11, 2013

Man killed in fiery crash on Maine Turnpike

The driver, a 36-year-old Newry resident, lost control of his car, state police say.

From staff reports

SOUTH PORTLAND — A Newry man was killed early Monday in a fiery single-car crash on the Maine Turnpike, state police said.

Jacob Bartholomew, 36, lost control of his car on the turnpike in South Portland at about 12:30 a.m. The car left the road, slammed into a tree and caught fire, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Around midnight, police received reports of a car going the wrong way in the southbound lane in Biddeford. Troopers believe that Batholomew used a median crossover between Biddeford and Scarborough to get into the northbound lane, and crashed a short time later.

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