Passadumkeag Man may have Thought Frozen River was Road

PASSADUMKEAG - Authorities are now investigating what may have caused a passadumkeag man to drive his car into the penobscot river during the blizzard over the weekend.
75 year old Gerald Crommett's body and truck were recovered sunday morning.  Authorities say Crommett was headed to his bait shop in Enfield when the incident occurred.
Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the penobscot county sheriff's office tells ABC 7 that  it appears Crommett was disoriented after his car left the road and due to the high winds and snow drifts, it's a possibility he thought the ice over the river was the road.
The chief medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine an exact cause of death. Crommett is the father in law of State Senator Andre Cushing who thanked all of those who took part in the search.
Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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