Dyer Brook man dies in crash

12 years ago

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

    MOUNT CHASE — A 36-year-old Dyer Brook man was killed Monday evening when he pulled out of a driveway on Route 11, into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
    Penobscot Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Troy Morton said Tuesday that Ryan Bates was killed when his vehicle, a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, struck a 1996 Chevrolet K3500 utility truck driven by Jake Rodrigue, 27, of Leeds at 6:50 p.m. Monday.
    “The two vehicles collided in the northbound lane, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway,” Morton said. “The Bates vehicle flipped over and came to rest in the ditch with the Rodrigue vehicle partially on top of it.”
    Bates was pronounced dead at the scene. Rodrigue was evaluated at the scene and released. Assisting the sheriff’s department were the Maine State Police, Patten Ambulance Department and the Mount Chase Fire Department.