Police in Hancock County have released the name of a Fletchers Landing man who was killed Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Route 179 when the pickup truck he was driving went off the road and he was thrown from the vehicle. 

Ellsworth Police Department (Facebook)
Ellsworth Police Department (Facebook)

Ellsworth Police Chief Peter Bickmore says Louis L. Donathan, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene just north of the Patriot Road in Fletchers Landing on a stretch of Route 179 known as the North Road.

Investigators say Donathan's 2002 Ford Ranger was travelling well above the speed limit when it rolled over several times into a swampy area.

Sgt. Glenn Moshier said speed and alcohol both appear to be factors.


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