Turner teen dies in collision with pickup as he tries crossing Route 4

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TURNER — A Turner teen was killed early Wednesday when a car and truck collided at routes 4 and 117.

Police said Alan Coffin, 17, died when his car collided with a pickup hauling a trailer shortly before 7:30 a.m. Coffin was crossing Route 4, investigators said, and drove directly into the path of the oncoming Dodge.

Investigators said Nicholas Dupile, 35, of Turner, was driving north on Route 4 in the truck when it plowed into the side of Coffin’s Suzuki Forenza.

The two vehicles spun into a Dodge pickup driven by Harry Haylock, 45, of Hartford, who was headed south.

Haylock and Dupile escaped the crash without injury.

It was believed that Coffin was on his way to school when the crash occurred. He was traveling west on Route 117, police said, and had stopped at the intersection of Route 4.

When Coffin attempted to drive across the intersection, he pulled into the path of Dupile’s truck, which was hauling a trailer loaded with farm equipment.

Police closed the intersection for nearly five hours as the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department began its investigation. Deputy Jon Guay was leading the investigation. Maine State Police assisted with a crash reconstruction.

Coffin is the son of Oxford Police Sgt. Alan Coffin, who was notified of the crash early Wednesday.

The teen was a student at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and had been studying computer technology.

Emergency personnel and police work at the scene of a fatal car accident in Turner on Wednesday morning. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

One person was killed in a Wednesday morning crash at routes 4 and 117 in Turner. (WGME photo)

Authorities respond to a crash that closed Route 4 in Turner on Wednesday morning. (WGME photo)

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