Monday, May 23, 2016

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Main Street in Thomaston - May 17, 2016

On May 17, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. the Knox County Sheriff's Office, along with Thomaston Police Department, responded to a crash involving a 18 wheeler and a pedestrian in the intersection of Main Street and Beechwood Street in Thomaston. Deputy Nathaniel Jack was assigned to investigate the crash due to the pedestrian being a Thomaston town employee. 

The operator of the truck was identified as Leo Pilote (54) of Loudon, NH. He was operating a 2003 Peter-built and was making a left hand turn onto Main Street, from Beechwood St. at the time of the incident. 

The pedestrian identified as Louise Demers (67) of Rockport was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport for non-life threatening injuries. The crash is still currently under investigation. It appears Pilote did not see Demers as she crossed in front of him while in the crosswalk. No criminal charges have been filed. Main Street was shut down for 4 hours while the crash was forensically mapped by Knox County Deputies. 

The Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to reconstruct to crash. The Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit was also called to assist with the investigation.

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