A 29-year-old Caribou man died in a motor vehicle crash with a tractor-trailer early Thursday morning on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery.

The Maine State Police said Caleb Ewing died at the scene after his car and a tractor-trailer collided around 12:37 a.m. near the Wilson Road overpass in Kittery, Maine. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 46-year-old Joshua Stone from Auburn, was not injured. The car and tractor-trailer truck had extensive damage.

Shannon Moss, Public Information Officer, Maine Department of Public Safety said officials believe Ewing entered the turnpike in Kittery and traveled the wrong way, going northbound in the southbound lane. Moss said the tractor-trailer took evasive action, but could not avoid the collision. Ewing hit the side of the truck and ruptured the fuel tank. Diesel spilled out on the road as a result. 

The Turnpike was reduced to one lane for several hours as the vehicles were removed for the road to be re-opened. 

Police are investigating the crash along with the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. Multiple agencies assisted including the Kittery Fire Department, Kittery Police Department, York Police and Fire Departments, the Department of Environmental Protection, and National Wrecker Service.

This story will be updated when information is available.

Maine State Police
Get our free mobile app

Download our app for free to get updates on the latest news from Aroostook County, Maine and the state. We send alerts when news happens and keep you informed on any additional info.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.