AUGUSTA — A substitute teacher and coach at Cony Middle and High School has died following a crash Thursday morning at the intersection of North Belfast Avenue and Lambert Avenue, officials said.

The Augusta Police Department confirmed that 21-year-old Hunter Davis from Augusta died after sustaining serious injuries from the accident.

Davis was an active member at the high school as a daily substitute teacher and coach for the esports team, according to an email to the school community from Mike Tracy, assistant superintendent of Augusta Public Schools, at around 5 p.m. Thursday with the news of Davis’ death.

The crash happened at 8:46 a.m., when a 77-year-old Augusta man operating a Chevrolet sedan made a left turn from Lambert Avenue onto North Belfast Avenue while Davis traveled east on North Belfast Avenue on his motorcycle.

Davis was transported by a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland and pronounced dead at 1:06 p.m.

The 77-year-old man was transported to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta for non-life-threatening injuries.


The intersection at Lambert Street and North Belfast Avenue, also known as Route 3, was temporarily closed Thursday as the Maine State Police reconstructed the accident, said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss. The crash is still under investigation with assistance from the Maine State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

In his email, Tracy said Davis’ mother, Karen Davis, who teaches science at Cony High School, shared with him her son’s love for the school.

“She wanted to share how much he loved Cony and being part of our Augusta community,” the email read.

Cony Middle and High School will have a regular day on Friday, but a social worker and guidance counselor will be available for students and staff.

“We are deeply saddened by this loss to our school community,” Tracy wrote.

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