UPDATE: One person killed when car and tractor-trailer collide in Auburn

Auburn firefighters stand by at the scene of a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer on Washington Street in Auburn on Tuesday afternoon. The northbound lane was closed to traffic. 

An Auburn Police officer examines the back of the tractor-trailer that was involved in a fatal accident on Washington Street in Auburn on Tuesday. 

Traffic backs up on the northbound lane of Washington Street as rescue personnel investigate a fatal accident in Auburn on Tuesday. 

AUBURN — The driver of a Honda Civic was killed instantly Tuesday when the car struck the back of a tractor-trailer on Washington Street at about 4:45 p.m., police said.

A passenger in the car was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with minor injuries, according to Deputy Chief Jason Moen. The names of those involved were not released Tuesday night pending family notification.

Moen said the northbound truck was turning left into Ness Oil. The truck driver was not injured. 

The accident occurred shortly before the northbound and southbound lanes come back together, south of the rotary, close to B&M Auto Repair, 257 Washington St. south.

Traffic was diverted from the northbound lane.

A car and tractor-trailer collided Tuesday afternoon on Washington Street in Auburn.

A car and tractor-trailer collided Tuesday afternoon on Washington Street in Auburn.


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