NEW PORTLAND — An 88-year-old Massachusetts man died from injuries he sustained after pulling out onto Route 27 Wednesday in front of a tanker truck, police said.

Earle Baker of Harwich, Mass., died at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he was flown by LifeFlight helicopter after he first was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The crash occurred at about 10 a.m. Baker was trying to make a left-hand turn in his Subaru and was hit broadside. The driver of the truck, Paul Manceau, 55, of Quebec, was not injured, police said.

Baker reportedly told police he didn’t see the truck as he pulled out onto Route 27 to go south from Route 146.

NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance workers treated Baker and took him to a helicopter landing zone.


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