BETHEL, Maine — A Massachusetts man driving on Sunday River Road died when he crashed his car into a snowbank that launched him into a utility pole early Saturday morning, Oxford County Sheriff Sgt. Tim Holland said Sunday.
Mickael Jette, 25, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, was driving south in a 2006 Volvo sedan when he crashed at about 2:40 a.m., the sergeant said. Jette died at the scene.
“When he hit the snowbank, he bolted [his car] into the utility pole,” Holland said.
The utility pole carries the main power line to the Sunday River area and was damaged by the impact that knocked out power to the area for a short time.
“We couldn’t get near the pole because the line was hanging,” Hollard said.
Rescue crews had to wait for Central Maine Power workers to arrive and clear away the active power line.
Investigators have discovered a few details about the time leading up to Jette’s fatal crash but are still looking for information.
“He came up Friday night, and we know he was staying in Sunday River,” Holland said.
Jette graduated from Shrewsbury High School in his hometown and went on to attend Northeastern University, where he played lacrosse as a senior in 2013, according to the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association website.
“He was quite adventurous,” Holland said. “His parents said he just got back a couple weeks ago from Costa Rica. He had a good future in front of him.”
The cause of the crash is under investigation, Holland said, adding that Jette was wearing a seat belt.
“We haven’t ruled anything out yet,” the sergeant said. “We are in the infancy stages of the investigation.”
Source: Bangor Daily