Maine Man and Boy Killed in Turnpike Collision
State Police say the two people killed Saturday afternoon in the crash on the Maine turnpike were 57-year-old Earl Gray of Waterboro and five-year-old Wyatt Frost of Lyman. Gray was a volunteer driver with York County Community Action and had provided transportation to the boy for a couple of years. The two died when a box truck struck the rear of Gray's car and then landed on top of it.
Police says the crash took place on the turnpike section of Interstate 95 at Mile 22 in Wells as traffic was slowing down because of an unrelated second crash at Mile 24 in the southbound lane in Kennebunk. In that incident, investigators say an erratic driver struck guardrails and was thrown out of the car onto the pavement. The driver of the box truck that struck Gray's car was 56-year-old John Kamau of Lowell, Massachusetts. Kamau was delivering mail from New Hampshire to Portland.
The impact also drove Gray's car into the rear of a tractor trailer ahead of it. Both truck drivers were slightly injured, but did not require hospitalization.
The crash report has been forwarded to the York County District Attorney's Office for review. Northbound traffic resumed just after 7 pm after the vehicles were removed from the crash site.