AUGUSTA — An 81-year-old Augusta man was killed Saturday night after he was struck by a car while crossing Northern Avenue, police said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released pending notification of his family, was hit while in the crosswalk from the St. Augustine Catholic Church side of the street, at the intersection of Kendall Street.

He was struck by a 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Andrew Bilodeau, 55, of Augusta, whom police said was listed as transient. Bilodeau suffered no injuries.

Sgt. Vicente Morris of the Augusta Police Department said the fatal crash, which was reported shortly after 6 p.m., is under investigation. Bilodeau’s vehicle was towed away for further inspection, he said, and a representative of the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene, which is protocol with deadly crashes.

Northern Avenue was closed to traffic for a time following the accident.

The victim was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center. He later died of his injuries, Morris said.

Augusta police, Augusta Fire and Rescue, and Maine State Police also responded to the scene. disables reader comments on certain news stories, including those dealing with sexual assaults and other violent crimes, personal tragedy, racism and other forms of discrimination.


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