LEWISTON — State police say a New Sharon man died Friday afternoon at Central Maine Medical Center from injuries he sustained Thursday in an accident in front of his home.

Trooper Reid Bond said John Pelletier, 62, drove his pickup truck into the path of a tractor-trailer on Route 2 as he was leaving his driveway, according to a news release issued Saturday by Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

A possible medical issue was among the causes being investigated, McCausland said.

The driver of the 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer, Darrell Spaulding, 42, of Sangerville was not injured, Sgt. Peter B. Michaud of the Maine State Police said in a news release Friday. The rig is owned by Phoenix Trucking of Harmony.

Spaulding was unable to avoid the collision, he said.

The empty rig came to rest across the road and the pickup landed in a ditch, with massive damage to the front driver’s side, Michaud said.

Pelletier was taken by a NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and then to CMMC, Michaud said.

The accident closed Route 2 for four hours.

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