A Madison man was killed and two others were injured in a crash on Anson Road in Starks late Friday night shortly before a Norridgewock man was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck in Solon.

Clint Briggs, 21, a passenger in a car driven by Jonathon Cayford, 21, was found dead at the scene of the 10:37 p.m. Starks crash just west of the Old Ferry Road intersection, according to a news release from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department. No town of residence was available for Cayford.

At 10:53 p.m., Maine State Police responded to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on Ferry Street in Solon. The report came into Somerset County dispatch, but state police were asked to respond because they were busy at the Starks crash, according to the Somerset County release.

Joshua Sincyr, 31, of Norridgewock, who was walking in the road, was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by Seth Burns, 18, of Embden, according to a news release from the Maine State Police.

In the Starks accident, Cayford, driving westbound, was passing a line of other westbound vehicles at a high speed when he went off the road, according to the sheriff’s department.

Deputies at the scene estimated Cayford’s speed at 80 miles an hour. The release said that as the vehicles he was passing approached a corner in the road, Cayford lost control of the 1998 Nissan Maxima, striking several trees.


Briggs was not wearing a seatbelt, the sheriff’s department said, and evidence gathered at the scene indicated speed and alcohol may be contributing factors in the crash. A blood kit was taken from the driver.

Cayford was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan after the crash. A 17-year-old female passenger, who was in the front seat, was lifeflighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Her name was not made available.

Somerset Deputy Joe Jackson is the primary investigator with assistance from Cpl. David Cole and other members of the sheriff’s office. Penobscot Sheriff’s Office provided an accident reconstructionist and forensic mapper of the accident scene.

The vehicle involved has been impounded, and further tests will be conducted this week, the release said. The accident remains under investigation.

In the Solon accident, police said preliminary investigation shows Burns was driving a 1994 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck west on Ferry Street and Sincyr was walking in the road in a dark and unlit area when the truck struck Sincyr, killing him.

The truck sustained extensive front end damage, but Burns was not injured, police said.

State police are reconstructing and mapping the scene. The crash remains under investigation pending toxicology results from both Sincyr and Burns from the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the release said.

Trooper Andrew Hardy from Troop C is the primary investigator in the accident.

Redington Fairview Ambulance, Solon Fire Department and Charlie’s Wrecker Service responded to the scene. Ferry Street was closed for approximately three hours during the investigation.

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