Verona man dies in crash



VERONA ISLAND — A Verona Island man died after his pickup truck went off the road and struck several large trees on Westside Drive in Verona Monday night, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The deceased is Justin T. Gray, 26, said Lt. Tim Cote. The crash occurred at 7 p.m. Monday.

Gray had been operating a 2012 Ford pickup truck northbound when the truck drifted across the oncoming lane and went off the road, hitting the trees, said Cote.

Deputy Zach Allen is the primary investigator. He was assisted at the scene by Cote and Deputy Marcus Downes. The Bucksport Fire Department and Bucksport EMS assisted at the scene.

Deputy Jeff McFarland will reconstruct the crash along with Ellsworth Police Sgt. Chad Wilmot, Cote said. 

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