A North Yarmouth man died Tuesday night when his vehicle was rear-ended on Interstate 295 in Falmouth.
Joshua Martin , 36, was traveling north in a 2005 PT Cruiser at about 7 p.m. when he slowed with traffic because of another crash and was struck from behind by a 2007 Volvo Cross Country driven by a 17-year-old from West Bath, according Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Martin died at the scene. The teen was taken by her parents to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick with minor injuries.
The northbound section of the interstate was shut down for about three hours Tuesday night as police investigated. Police and Maine Department of Transportation workers turned hundreds of vehicles stuck in the traffic around and allowed them to travel south in the northbound lane, crossing over at the Falmouth-Portland line, McCausland said.
Weather was not likely a factor in the crash, according to McCausland. State police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call the Gray barracks at 657-3030.