BANGOR - Independence day is a time of celebration, one where family and friends come together to pay tribute to this great nation. Today, the July 4th festivities in Bangor had components of fear and sadness. First, a downtown police standoff with an apparent gunman, then, the tragic loss of life along the parade route.
Sgt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department says around 12:40 this afternoon, Bangor police say they responded to the accident on Water street.
Witnesses say an antique fire truck hit the back of a green john deer tractor. The driver of that tractor fell into the oncoming truck, which failed to stop in time, crushing the man underneath. Police say he died instantly.
The accident remains under investigation. Bangor Police and Maine State Police are investigating the accident.
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.
Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).
When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.
Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!