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Massachusetts man killed in Maine crash was headed to work

August 22, 2018

WELLS, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a fatal crash on the Maine Turnpike killed a 19-year-old man from Massachusetts.

The crash happened on Tuesday in Wells. Police say it killed Uriel Vasquez, of Brockton. They say the car was driven by 54-year-old Gabino Ortiz, also of Brockton, who was sent to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police say the men were working as drywallers and were headed to a job site in the area of Saco. The car crashed into trees off of a breakdown lane. Police say Ortiz was cited on suspicion of driving without a license.

The case will be reviewed by the York County district attorney’s office. It wasn’t immediately known if Ortiz had a lawyer.

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