The driver killed in a violent crash that shut down the northbound lanes of the Maine Turnpike for close to five hours Friday was an esteemed longtime volunteer at York County Community Action Corp.


Earl Gray, 57, of Waterboro and his passenger, 5-year-old Wyatt Frost of Lyman, were killed as Gray was driving Wyatt to an educational program Friday afternoon. A box truck slammed into the rear of Gray’s car about 3 miles north of Exit 19 in Wells as the two traveled north, rode up its roof and crashed down on it. The impact drove Gray’s car into a tractor-trailer in front of it.