MATTAMISCONTIS TOWNSHIP – Police have charged the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash that killed his wife near Lincoln Friday night with drug possession.
The crash happened near mile marker 226 just before 7 p.m. in the southbound lane of Interstate 95.
Authorities said 31-year-old Joshua Bell of Medway was driving a Ford Ranger when he drifted off the passing lane into the median and over-corrected.
Police said the pickup overturned and came to rest on its side, blocking both lanes of traffic.
Officials said Bell’s wife, 36-year-old Stephanie Bell, was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown out of the truck as it overturned.
She died at the scene.
Joshua Bell was arrested Saturday morning and charged with unlawful possession after authorities investigating the crash found heroin and meth at the scene.
Police are now working to determine if drugs played a role in the fatal accident.
Bell is being held at Penobscot County Jail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.