A Belmont man died Tuesday morning when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 3 and collided with this loaded dump truck in Morrill, state police said. The road was closed for eight hours while troopers investigated the accident. Courtesy Maine State Police

A Belmont man died when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 3 in Morrill and collided with a loaded dump truck Tuesday morning, Maine State Police said.

Nicholas Day, 34, was driving west on Route 3 when the accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m., shutting the road down for eight hours, state police said. Day died at the scene.

Eugene Hyde, 31, of Wilton was driving the dump truck owned and operated by C.H Stevenson out of Wayne. Hyde had minor injuries but did not require transport, state police said. The investigation continues, but troopers who responded to the accident at 7:48 a.m. said speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors.

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