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One person dead following Turnpike crash in Saco

Nathan Kennedy, 21, of Halifax, Massachusetts, died at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

SACO, Maine — A Massachusetts man has died following a crash on the Maine Turnpike in Saco Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, Maine State Police responded to a report of a rollover crash southbound on the Saco River bridge on the Maine Turnpike, a news release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss said.

Upon arrival at the scene, state troopers discovered a single-vehicle crash and a second vehicle crash that hit debris from the first one, according to the release.

Nathan Kennedy, 21, of Halifax, Massachusetts, was operating a 2004 Ford pickup truck when he struck the median guardrail, causing the pickup to roll over and come to a stop in the breakdown lane, Moss said.

Kennedy was ejected from the pickup truck and landed in the roadway, according to the release.

Saco Fire and Rescue took him to Southern Maine Medical Center. Kennedy was taken to Maine Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, the release said.

An initial investigation into the crash indicated speed was not a factor but that Kennedy wasn't wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred, Moss said in the release.

The second vehicle reportedly struck debris on the road that came out of the Ford pickup's bed, the release states.

Moss said the occupants of the second vehicle involved did not sustain any injuries.

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