LITCHFIELD — A Newport man was killed Thursday night when he was ejected from his pickup truck in a collision with a camper and run over by two other vehicles on Interstate 95, police said.

Brandon Currie, 35, was driving a GMC pickup truck north in the passing lane, attempting to pass an RV camper in the travel lane on I-95 in Litchfield, according to police.

Currie lost control of his truck, striking the guardrail and hitting the RV, forcing both vehicles into the median, according to Shannon Moss, public information officer for the state Department of Public Safety.

Currie was ejected from the truck and landed in the road. Moments later he was struck by two other vehicles, both traveling north. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the RV and those of the other two vehicles were not injured. Moss declined to release their identities, saying they are distraught.

Moss also said she could not say whether Currie was wearing his seat belt because the crash remains under investigation.

She said what caused Currie to lose control is part of the investigation but the initial investigation showed Currie was coming up behind the RV when he tried to pass it in the passing lane, and speed is believed to be a factor.

The northbound lanes of I-95 were closed for about three hours, following the 6:50 p.m. crash, while Maine State Police reconstructed the crash.

Members of Gardiner and Litchfield fire departments, and the Maine Turnpike Authority, assisted in the incident.

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