A 19-year-old man was killed in a car crash Monday morning in Limerick.

Austyn Pfeiffer, who lived in Limerick, died after the car in which he was a passenger hit a utility pole on Burnham Road. The driver, 20-year-old Caleb Washburn of Limerick, was taken to Maine Medical Center with shoulder and leg injuries.

Both men were ejected from the Ford Taurus Washburn was driving. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

York County Sheriff Bill King said deputies were called to the one-car crash in the area of 150 Burnham Road around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Deputies found both men had been ejected from the car after Washburn lost control and struck a utility pole. The utility pole snapped in half, scattering live wires across the road, King said.

“The vehicle careened off the utility pole and rolled over, coming to rest on the opposite side of the road on its roof,” King said.

Burnham Road was closed to traffic for three hours while Central Maine Power workers removed the wires and replaced the pole. The crash is being reconstructed, but the preliminary analysis shows that excessive speed was a factor, King said.


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