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Driver dies in Augusta car crash

3:27 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Police say a 21-year-old man has died after his car struck a tree in Augusta.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills says Patrick Culleton of Manchester was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at about 6 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue westbound.

He was alone in the car and no other vehicles were involved.

Mills says witnesses told investigators that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver had to suddenly swerve to avoid stopped traffic.

The accident remains under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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