UPDATE: Victim Identified In Ellsworth Fatal Crash
Police have released the identity of a Franklin man who was killed in a crash on Route 1A in Ellsworth on Tuesday.
The accident happened near the Dedham town line, when a pick-up truck and a box truck collided head-on. WABI-TV reports the driver of the pickup, 67-year-old Warren 'Pard' Higgins, died at the scene. The driver of the Penske box truck, 57-year-old Michael Moore of Brewer, and his passenger, 53-year-old Carl Condon of Troy, had minor injuries.
Rain is believed to have been a factor, but investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash. Preparation for paving is underway on that stretch of 1A, and Ellsworth Police say the rain on the ground pavement caused some hazardous conditions. The road was closed for about 5 hours, while the scene was cleared.
The accident remains under investigation.