Oakland man killed in Liberty crash

Nov 27, 2018
Courtesy of: Maine State Police A box truck sits on the side of Route 3 following a fatal crash in Liberty the morning of Nov. 27.

State Police say a man from Oakland was killed in a crash on Route 3 in Liberty during this morning’s snow storm. According to a press release from police, the two-vehicle crash took place in front of Lake St. George State Park about 9:30 a.m. The two trucks involved were a pickup and a box truck.

William Chadwick, 55, was killed when the box truck crossed the centerline and collided with his GMC Sierra head-on, police say. Both trucks came to rest in the ditch, on the lake side of Route 3.

The Freightliner box truck was being driven by 20-year-old Dusan Dokic of Spanaway, Wash., who was not injured.

The road was closed for three hours as the crash was investigated. DEP also responded to clean up fuel oil that spilled from the larger truck’s fuel tank.

Although the crash took place during a snowstorm, Maine Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said troopers have not determined the cause of the crash and will continue to investigate why the larger truck crossed into the opposite lane.


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