Maine State Police say one a man was killed when his pickup truck slammed into the rear of a plow truck on the Maine Turnpike in Wells Friday morning.

The pickup hit the turnpike plow near mile 16 around 6:30 a.m. The plow truck was plowing in the far left travel lane when the crash occurred, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of

Public Safety.

Michael Sands, 48, of Waldoboro, died instantly when his pickup truck hit the plow, McCausland said.

Northbound traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane throughout the morning. Police expect the crash scene to be cleared by 11 a.m.

A separate tractor-trailer crash in the southbound lanes of the turnpike in York caused major delays before 7:30 a.m. Friday. In a statement, the Maine Turnpike Authority said the crash happened at mile 16 southbound between Exit 19 in Wells and Exit 7 in York. A tractor-trailer jackknifed and blocked all three lanes, but has since been removed from the road.

Several other minor accidents were reported Friday morning between York and Saco as a light snow fell in the area.

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