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Houlton man killed in New Limerick crash

NEW LIMERICK, Maine – A Houlton man died Thursday evening following a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 2.

John N. Phillips, 42, of Houlton was traveling east in a Ford F-350 truck when he lost control of the vehicle and left the road around 5:40 p.m., according to Aroostook County Sheriff Shawn Gillen.

Preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that Phillips was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by Deputy Stewart Kennedy. The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maine State Police, Houlton Police Department,  Houlton Fire Department, and Southern Aroostook Ambulance Service.

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