AUGUSTA — A pickup truck struck and killed an Augusta pedestrian Monday night near the west entrance to Memorial Bridge.

Police blocked traffic from crossing the bridge shortly after the accident was reported about 7 p.m., and part of Cony Circle was closed as well.

Augusta police Lt. Vicente Morris said the accident occurred near a crosswalk between Swan Street and the Penney Memorial United Baptist Church parking lot. He said the male pedestrian was killed instantly.

The accident was being reconstructed with the assistance of the Maine State Police.

Morris said the identity of the dead man would not be made public until after relatives are notified, likely by Tuesday morning.

Morris had no information about the driver, who stayed at the scene after the accident.

Morris said police are following routine protocol in investigating the fatal crash, and that includes taking blood samples of those involved.

While it was dark by 7 p.m., Morris said the streetlights were on. 

A man was killed Monday after being struck by a car on Memorial Drive in Augusta. Augusta and state police are investigating the accident that occurred after 7 p.m. No other injuries were reported. (Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal) 

An Augusta man was killed Monday after being struck by car on Memorial Drive in Augusta. Augusta and state police are investigating the accident that occurred after 7 p.m. No other injuries were reported. (Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal) 


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