STONEHAM, Maine — The Sangerville Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own, Justin Gerikont, who died in a car accident on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Assistant Fire Chief Wanda Drummond took to the Fire Department's Facebook page to share their loss saying Gerikont always carried a smile.
The 22-year-old was killed driving a trash truck in Stoneham when his truck went off the road, rolled onto its side and hit a tree, according to police. Authorities say Gerikont was pronounced dead. A passenger in the truck was injured.
It saddens me to report that I just got word that we lost one of our firefighters again in a motor vehicle accident tonight. It is hard to believe that such a great person and firefighter is gone. JUSTIN GERIKONT was so young. He was one of our best mechanics for our apparatus and always carried a smile. Lord get us through this tragedy. We will need it. Rest In Peace Brother " Shrek" you will be missed. 😞
Police in Maine say a trash truck driver was killed and a passenger injured in a crash in the town of Stoneham in Oxford County.Police said 22-year-old Justin Gerickont, of Sangerville, was killed when the truck left the road, rolled onto its side and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.A passenger was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was in serious condition.The crash remains under investigation by the Oxford County Sheriff's Department. Maine State Police assisted in reconstructing the crash. (edited)