Man killed on Rt. 9 in Aurora

AURORA — A Plymouth man was killed on Rt. 9 Thursday night after being struck by a car, according to Maine State Police Spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Anthony Barnes, 34, was driving east on Rt. 9 around 6 p.m. in a 2008 Chevy Equinox when he stopped his vehicle in the roadway, shut off the car and its lights and got out of the vehicle. McCausland said it is unclear why he did so.

Mitch Russell, 28, of Calais, was also traveling east on Rte. 9 in a 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio. Russell hit the left rear door of the Equinox before striking Barnes, who was standing on the driver’s side.

Barnes was taken by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he later died.

Russell and his two passengers were not injured.

State Trooper Jacob Ferland was the primary investigator on the scene and was assisted by Trooper Brian Creamer and Sgt. Tim Varney. Ellsworth Police Officer Chad Wilmot assisted with the accident reconstruction. The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and Capital Ambulance also assisted.

The incident is under investigation.



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