Man hit by SUV dies


LEWISTON – A man struck by an SUV on Park Street Sunday night died on Monday from his injuries.

Police said Russell Kenney, 72, of 353 Lisbon St., died early Monday at Central Maine Medical Center. Reports from the state Medical Examiner’s Office indicated Kenney died as a result of multiple injuries suffered in the crash.

Kenney was walking across Park Street at about 9:10 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee near the Simones parking lot at Park and Chestnut streets, police said.

He was knocked unconscious by the impact but regained consciousness briefly before he was taken to CMMC.

The driver of the Jeep, 49-year-old Khadar Yassin of Portland, was not hurt in the crash.

Police on Monday said there was no indication that Yassin had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash.

Police completed a reconstruction of the crash site and were reviewing those and other findings as the investigation continued. A complete report will then be handed over to the District Attorney’s Office for review, police said.

No charges have been filed.