PALERMO — A Palermo man was killed when he failed to negotiate a sharp right turn on Plummer Road Sunday, June 12, and was ejected from his vehicle.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office was notified Sunday at approximately 1:33 p.m. of a vehicle crash on Plummer Road. Deputy Lucas Potts and Cpl. Jeff Rice responded to scene and once on scene they determined that Louis Miller, 57, of Palermo had been traveling northbound on Plummer Road in a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero when he failed to negotiate a right-hand turn. His vehicle then left the roadway, struck a tree and rolled onto its roof. Miller was ejected from the vehicle and died from injuries sustained during the crash. Miller was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Lt. Matt Curtis with the Sheriff’s Office said the corner is a “sweeping right corner” and that from the report it appeared that Miller was traveling too fast for the conditions. Curtis said from the diagram in the report, the vehicle struck the tree then rolled on its side and then over on the roof. Miller was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Curtis said.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the circumstances of the crash are still under investigation.

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