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The Maine Warden Service is investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred yesterday in Washington County, yesterday, Aug. 6.

From Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife:

A little after 12:15 p.m. yesterday, Ethan Taylor, age 32 of Gouldsboro, and his passenger, 27-year-old Kimberly Billings of Gouldsboro, were traveling by UTV on the 42-000 road in Township 36 in Washington County.

While driving the 2021 Kawasaki side by side UTV, a dog who was also riding with them jumped out. Taylor, who was driving the UTV, looked back to see the dog, but when he did, he turned the steering wheel which caused the UTV to start to roll, and then it appears he overcorrected the steering, causing the ATV to roll over.

Taylor fell out of the UTV and then became pinned underneath the machine after it rolled over on him. Wardens arrived on scene, and were able to free Taylor from the ATV, but he had already passed away. Billings was transported to the Down East Community Hospital where she was examined then released. Taylor was taken the Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.

The Maine Warden Service was assisted on the scene by the Grand Lake Stream Fire Department, LifeFlight of Maine, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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