VINALHAVEN – A man was killed Tuesday afternoon after crashing a vehicle on Vinalhaven.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Department said it was around noon when deputies were called to Lands Island Road.
Witnesses said they saw a Dodge pickup truck traveling past them at a high rate of speed. That same truck ended up going off the road and crashing head-on into a large tree before rolling about 100 feet down an embankment to some rocks below.
Patrick Gasperini, 28, was pulled from the wreckage and rushed to the hospital, but he died from his injuries.
Authorities suspect Gasperini might have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash.