Driver dies in rear-end crash with tractor-trailer in Auburn

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Auburn Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash that happened shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

21-year-old Cody Jaques was killed when he drove into the back of a tractor trailer and then collided with a Volkswagen Jetta. 

Deputy Chief Jason Moen said Jaques was driving a Honda Civic northbound on Washington Street when he hit the rear end of a tractor-trailer  that was turning left into Ness Oil.

Moen said Jacques was killed instantly and his passenger, Shaylynn Weishar of Westbrook was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with minor injuries. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer and the Volkswagen were both not injured. 

Police say speed and inattention seem to be factors in the crash. 

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