PEMBROKE — The Maine State Police have identified the driver who died in a crash in Pembroke Wednesday morning on Ayers Junction Road as Michael Kilby, 35, of Edmunds.
The crash occurred about 1.5 miles from Ayers Junction Road’s intersection with Route 1 at 9:45 a.m, said spokesman Steve McCausland.
Lt. Rod Charette said Kilby lost control while driving north in a 2008 Chevrolet K3500 pickup truck towing a trailer full of scrap metal. The truck went off the road, overturned and struck a tree.
LifeFlight took Kilby’s passenger, Michael Seeley, 40, also of Edmunds, to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, Charette said.
Maine State Police Trooper Miles Carpenter is investigating the accident, the cause of which has not yet been determined.
Neither man was wearing a seat belt, police said.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine Marine Patrol, the Pleasant Point Police Department, Downeast EMS, Dennysville Ambulance and Pleasant Point Ambulance assisted.
Also helping at the scene were fire departments from the towns of Charlotte, Perry and Pembroke.
Editor’s note: this post was updated on May 2 at 2:37 p.m.to correct an error in the deceased man’s name.