A Central Maine man is dead and his female passenger is injured following a crash on Thursday night.

According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, 22 year old Brad Daggett, of New Sharon, was driving his 2010 F-250 pickup truck on Route 225 (also known as Rome Road) in Rome at just after 8 o'clock last night.  He reportedly lost control of the truck and the vehicle left the road.  The truck struck several trees and it rolled several times before coming to rest on its side.

The angle at which the vehicle came to rest trapped Daggett inside the truck.  First responders were able to extract him from the truck, but he passed away of his injuries.

His passenger, 20 year old Haylie Smith, of Madison, received non-life threatening injuries.  However, she was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The press release says, in part:

On Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 8:11 p.m. the Maine State Police responded to Rome Road (Route 225) in Rome for the report of a motor vehicle crash.  Upon arrival, Troopers were able to determine that a 2010 Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling North on Rt. 225 when the driver was unable to negotiate a left corner.  The driver, 22 year-old Brad Daggett of New Sharon lost control and went off the left side of the roadway where it struck several large trees and rolled.  The vehicle came to rest on its side leaving Daggett trapped.  Crews with the Rome Fire Department were able to extricate Daggett and provide medical aid with paramedics/EMTs from Delta Ambulance Service but Daggett succumbed his injuries.  Daggett’s passenger 20-year-old Haylie Smith of Madison received non-life threatening injuries, however was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

It is believed speed and poor road conditions were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation..

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