State Police complete investigation of antique fire truck involved in fatal crash

10:42 AM, Jul 26, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police say they completed the vehicle autopsy last Friday on the antique fire truck from the Hose 5 Fire Museum in Bangor. 

Sgt. Darren Foster of the state police crash analysis unit said the autopsy came up with "conclusive results", but he declined to share the results, because he said he wasn't certain if it was part of an ongoing investigation. He referred us to Bangor police to inquire about that. NEWS CENTER has a call in to police department spokesman Sgt. Paul Edwards.

The 1930 fire truck, which was driven by Bangor Firefighter Patrick Heathcote,  collided with an antique tractor during Bangor's 4th of July Parade.   The driver of the tractor, 63 year old Wallace Fenlason, died as a result.   The collision occured near the intersection of Main and Water streets, which was not part of the original parade route.  Police rerouted the parade because of an armed standoff with a man that was going on along the original route.  Perrin Oliver, of 47 Park Street allegedly fired 70 rounds of ammunition out his window.  Police eventually used teargas to make him surrender.              


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