Dustin Smithurst, 27, was driving north on Interstate 95 near Pittsfield when his car skidded off the road, striking several trees. The pedestrian accident occurred when Smithurst was waiting outside his vehicle as a wrecker stopped to assist him with moving his car.
Officials say Smithurst was hit by a tractor-trailer while standing alongside the passing lane of the interstate, reports Central Maine. The man was transported to Sebasticook Valley Hospital and then Easter Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the semi, 54-year-old Adrien Doyon, has not been charged. The crash report and investigation is still ongoing, reports Central Maine.
The following information regarding large-truck crashes is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):