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Vehicle strikes former town manager

FORT KENT, Maine — A vehicle struck former Fort Kent town manager Alain Ouellette, 62, while he was walking on U.S. Route 1 on Sunday evening, March 12.

The accident occurred at 9:50 p.m. Ouellette was walking eastbound on the side of the road. A 2015 Jeep, which Jordan Hodgkin, 19, of Fort Kent, was driving was also traveling eastbound on Route 1, and hit Ouellette, knocking him into the driveway of a nearby residence.

Ouellette was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.

Pelletier said he believes the passenger side mirror of the Jeep struck Ouellette.

Ambulance Service Inc. transferred Ouellette to Northern Maine Medical Center where medical personnel treated him for unspecified injuries.

The accident left the vehicle undamaged, according to Pelletier, who said he would like to remind people of the importance of pedestrian safety.

“If walking at night on a roadway, please wear reflective clothing,” he said.

Police declined to issue any citations with regard to the accident.

Ouellette served as Fort Kent town manager from 1986-1993.

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