Manchester man dies in Augusta crash

AUGUSTA (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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Marty Culleton's picture

A life was lost - a son is gone

It has become common for people who think they're being clever to post completely rude and inappropriate comments under stories of someone's death. This story is about my nephew, Patrick Culleton, who died yesterday in a tragic accident. He was a recently discharged US Marine who served multiple tours overseas, and a fine young man. He was 21. He drove his car too fast on the way home from work and was about to hit the car stopped in front of him due to a traffic back-up on Western Ave. He swerved off the road to avoid hitting the car ahead of him and hit a tree. His mistake cost him his life. If this was your son or someone you love, how would you like to read someone's sick attempt at humor as a response to the loss of that loved one? Can't we even respect the dead any more? RIP, Patrick. You are dearly missed.

Noel Foss's picture

A certain quote comes to mind.

"Speed never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you."
-Jeremy Clarkson


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