POLAND — A local man was killed Friday afternoon when he crashed an all-terrain vehicle into a tractor-trailer truck on Route 11, according to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.
A department news release said Skylar Lee Huff, 27, of Poland, was operating a 1985 Honda ATV on private property when he drove onto the westbound travel lane of the highway, also known as Bakerstown Road. The ATV struck the passenger side of a 2006 Kenworth tractor-trailer near the intersection at North Raymond Road.
Huff died at the scene, investigators said.
The driver of the truck, Craig Day, 54, of Cornish was not hurt. The truck is owned by William A. Day Jr. & Sons Inc of Porter, police said, and was not loaded.
Route 11 was closed between North Raymond Road in Poland and Johnson Hill Road in Casco for about five hours while the crash was investigated. A trooper from the Maine State Police assisted with the reconstruction and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded, which is standard protocol in crashes involving a commercial vehicle.
Poland Fire-Rescue and the Maine Department of Transportation also assisted at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Police said alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor at this time.