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Box Truck Hits, Kills North Carolina Man in Maine

Police say the cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Police say a North Carolina man is dead after he was hit by a box truck on state Route 3 in Maine.

The Portland Press Herald reports police said in a release 79-year-old Roger Beghtol, of Hendersonville, was standing outside his 2010 Buick Lacrosse on a dirt shoulder Tuesday in Bar Harbor when a 2007 Chevrolet truck crossed the centerline and struck the Buick.

Beghtol was airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he died.

73-year-old Sally Beghtol and 41-year-old Miguel Garcia, of Bangor, who was driving the box truck, were taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Route 3 was closed for several hours.

Police say the cause of the crash is under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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