Personal items, including a heart-shaped carabiner, were scattered with broken glass in the aftermath of a fatal motor vehicle crash Wednesday in Waterville at the intersection of West River and Trafton roads. Joshua Nelson, 35, of Sidney, who was driving a dump truck, was killed in the crash. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — Police have identified the man killed in Wednesday’s crash at Trafton and West River roads as Joshua Nelson, 35, of Sidney.

Nelson died after the dump truck he was driving struck the driver’s side door of a Toyota Camry around 2:30 p.m., according to a statement Friday from Maj. Jason Longley of the Waterville Police Department.

Police said the driver of the Camry, whose identity was not released because the person is a juvenile, was turning left from Trafton Road onto West River Road.

Motorists wait to turn onto West River Road from Trafton Road. Skid marks and debris on West River Road indicate where two vehicles collided resulting in one death at that intersection on Wednesday, June 5. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Both Nelson and the other driver were ejected from their vehicles on impact, police said. Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Roofers who were working nearby who witnessed the crash told the Morning Sentinel they called 911 and tried to help the

people involved in the wreck.

The unidentified driver of the Camry was initially taken to Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville for treatment of what police described as significant injuries and was later transferred to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Because the crash involved a commercial vehicle, the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit is also investigating, including reconstructing the crash and using forensic mapping. Waterville police did not immediately identify who Nelson worked for driving the dump truck.

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