PORTLAND — A Maine Turnpike employee was killed Friday afternoon when he was struck by a truck on the Maine Turnpike in Portland.

Jeffrey Abbott, 53, of Saco was killed when he was struck and killed by a truck after he had exited an MTA safety vehicle at a construction site in Portland near the Westbrook city line, Steve McCausland, spokesman for Maine Department of Public Safety of Public Safety, said in an email Friday evening.

State Police troopers said that at about 1:35 p.m., the truck’s driver, 20-year-old Cody Craig of Turner, struck two vehicles while traveling on the turnpike before veering into the construction zone, striking Abbott, who had just exited the truck.

Police said he had left the vehicle’s cab to remove cones from the roadway.

The two vehicles struck by Craig were operated by Joshua Brown, 40, of Rumford and Kelly James, 25, of Lewiston. Neither was injured, McCausland said.

Troopers cleared the scene at about 5:15 p.m., McCausland said. The truck was owned by Westbrook-based Nortrax Corp.

No charges have been lodged against Craig, McCausland said. The crash report will be reviewed by the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office after it is complete.

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