This Regional School Unit 35 school bus was involved in a Route 4 crash in Berwick in which one man was killed. Credit: Deb Cram | Portsmouth Herald

A Sanford man died Wednesday when his car was rear-ended, sending him into the path of an oncoming school bus, according to Berwick police.

The man later died at a hospital, Berwick police said. Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Jeremiah Smith, according to the Portsmouth Herald.

At the time of the crash, the man was turning his 2006 Ford Fusion at the juncture of Portland Street and Old Route 4 in Berwick when a 42-year-old woman from Sanford driving a Toyota Rav4 rear-ended him, pushing him in front of an oncoming school bus driven by a 75-year-old man from Kittery, police said.

Police have not identified the other drivers.

Local police and fire departments and the Maine State Police responded to the collision, which occurred at 1:39 p.m.

The operator of the Ford Fusion was taken to Wentworth Douglass Hospital in New Hampshire, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Berwick police are investigating the crash.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.