The man who died in an accident in Readfield on Wednesday night has been identified. Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon says Alex Cruz, 26, of Connecticut was positively identified through finger print records. Cruz was in a vehicle being driven by Thorr Ellis, 20. Ellis lost control of his car trying to avoid a deer, the car spun out of control, hit a boulder and landed on it's roof. The family was contacted and is now aware. Factors that lead to this deadly accident are still under investigation.
The legislative republicans have selected their leadership for the coming session.
Now in control of the Senate following election day, they selected Senator Mike Thibodueau of Winterport to become the next Senate president and Senator Garrett Mason of Lisbon will be the majority leader.
Thibodueau's nomination must now be confirmed by the full Senate.
Meanwhile, Representative Ken Fredette of Newport was picked to be the house minority leader.
Democrats still have control of the house and will select their legislative leaders on Wednesday.