Auburn firefighters stand near a car that struck a tractor-trailer on Washington Street in Auburn on Tuesday afternoon, killing Cody Jacques, 21, of Westbrook. 

AUBURN — Police cited inattention and speed as factors in a fatal crash on Washington Street that killed Cody Jacques, 21, of Westbrook on Tuesday.

Jacques was driving a 2018 Honda Civic north and didn’t notice a Freightliner tractor-trailer stopped in the left lane waiting to turn left into Ness Oil, according to a statement from Auburn Police Deputy Chief Jason Moen.

The Civic struck the back of the tractor-trailer and collided with a 1989 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Colby Hunter, 24, of Auburn, Moen wrote.

Jacques was killed instantly, and a passenger, Shaylynn Weishar, 23, of Westbrook was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with minor injuries, according to Moen.

The tractor-trailer driver, Greg Mardon, 59, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Hunter were not injured, according to Moen.

Moen wrote that driver inattention and speed were factors in this crash.  Maine State Police and Lewiston police assisted Auburn police the crash investigation.

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

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

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