CHESTER — A New York man was killed and two New Jersey men were injured when a vehicle pulled in front of a tractor-trailer truck, police said.

Christian Dow, 51, of Middletown, New York, drove through an intersection and in front of a Freightliner truck, state police said. The truck tried to avoid a collision but hit Dow’s vehicle and rolled onto its side, troopers said.

Dow was pronounced dead at the scene, and a truck passenger was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The truck driver was treated at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln.

The collision happened around 8 p.m. on Thursday. State police are investigating the crash, a spokesperson said.

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