LEWISTON — A Turner man died early Monday morning when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and it plowed into the garage at state Rep. Margaret Craven’s home on Russell Street in Lewiston.

Brian Beaucage, 31, was driving west on Russell Street about 1 a.m. when he lost control of the 2007 Mazda6 and it crossed the median and struck the garage, police Lt. Derrick St. Laurent said in a news release.

Brian Beaucage, 31, of Turner died early Monday morning when the car he was driving crashed into the garage at state Rep. Margaret Craven’s home at 41 Russell St. in Lewiston. No one in the home was injured, Craven said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Beaucage was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. Speed was possibly a factor in the crash and Beaucage was not wearing his seat belt, St. Laurent said.

The garage had extensive damage, as did a car parked inside.

The Lewiston Police Accident Reconstruction Team spent most of the morning investigating, and the street was reopened to traffic by the afternoon.

Craven said she and her partner returned to their home shortly before the crash and no one inside was injured, though they were shaken by the incident.

The way Beaucage hit the garage was shocking, she said, because he would have had to cross the median, jump the sidewalk and still have enough momentum to drive through the corner of the brick garage.

“But we are fine and people have been amazing,” she said. “They’ve left flowers and notes and I haven’t even been able to go through all the calls yet.”

Craven is a longtime Democratic lawmaker who served in the Maine House and then the Senate from 2002 to 2014. She returned to the House in 2018 and is serving her third consecutive term.

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