ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) – Authorities say an 81-year-old Ellsworth man suffered a medical emergency and died before crashing into a utility pole in an accident that knocked out power to most of the city’s downtown.
WNSX-FM reports Edward McFarland was apparently dead before crashing on Water Street on Tuesday morning. Police told the station McFarland was in a minivan at 8:30 a.m. when he crashed into the pole. The vehicle then hit a tow truck parked nearby.
Emera Maine responded to replace the broken pole and fully restored power by 1 p.m. The incident closed Water Street for a few hours.