A Madison man was killed and an Anson man seriously injured Monday morning in a crash in Norridgewock, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.
Lazlo Kakuk, 83, was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 201-A, after members of the Norridgewock Fire Department worked for more than two hours to free him from his 2005 Jeep Liberty, Chief Deputy James F. Ross said in a press release.
Eric Hatfield, 30, who was driving a pickup truck that collided with Kakuk’s Jeep, was transported to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, then to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor by Life Flight, Ross said.
Information on his condition was not available Monday afternoon.
The accident was reported at 7:51 a.m. to the Somerset Communications Center, according to the chief deputy. Witnesses reported that the Jeep Liberty was traveling north towards Madison when a 2015 GMC 1500 pickup truck traveling south crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic.
“The crash is still in the early stages of investigation, with speed and improper passing being looked at for possible contributing factors,” Ross said in the release.
A Maine State Police accident reconstruction team is working with deputies, he said. Both vehicles were impounded.
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