Pedestrian struck by police cruiser in Livermore dies

Man hit by police cruiser dies in hospital

*UPDATE 10/31 8:30p – Slaver died Monday afternoon as a result of his injuries suffered during Friday's collision, according to Chief Deputy Gagne.

After several interviews conducted by deputies over the weekend, police said they know Slaver was attending a gathering on Park Street that night and was dressed in dark clothing at the time.

They also said they know the area of the crash was across the street from where the gathering was taking place. They said it was poorly lit with little to no street lights.

Police said Slaver had left the gathering, for reasons they have yet to figure out, and entered the roadway on foot, presumably to return to the gathering.

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — County deputies, along with a crash reconstructionist, are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and a police cruiser.

The crash happened late Friday night on Park Street in Livermore Falls.

Deputies from the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office and a specialist from the Lewiston Police Department are working together to figure out how the pedestrian collided with a Livermore Falls Police Department vehicle.

Androscoggin County Chief Deputy William Gagne said Livermore Falls PD officer Troy Reed was driving in the 500-block area of Park Street when 24-year-old Joseph Slaver entered the roadway and the two collided.

The Livermore Falls resident was taken to Central Maine Medical Center and was still hospitalized as of late Saturday afternoon.

In a subsequent release, Gagne clarified the situation, saying Slaver entered the roadway and struck the passenger side of the cruiser. He said the damage to the cruiser is to the front passenger fender, A-pillar and passenger mirror area.

A photo of the damage was not immediately available.

Gagne said an outside law enforcement agency was called in to conduct the investigation, which is standard protocol in these types of cases.

 

 

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