Leeds Deputy Fire Chief dies in 3 vehicle crash in Livermore Falls
June 28 – LIVERMORE FALLS – Leeds Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mitchell “Mitch” Adams died in a crash involving three vehicles in the 600 block of Park Street on Sunday.
Adams, 56, was riding his motorbike along Park Street, also known as Route 133, heading south towards Wayne around 5:30 p.m. when he approached a stopped vehicle driven by Marcus Couch , 30, from Rumford on the Causeway, Livemore Falls Police Officer Troy Reed.
Adams’s motorcycle was struck from behind by an SUV driven by Cindle Raymond, 33, of Livermore Falls, Reed said. The collision pushed Adams into Couch’s car, throwing him out of his seat and he died instantly. Police believe he was wearing a helmet.
There were three children in Raymond’s vehicle who were not identified, but Reed said they were not injured in the crash.
The Leeds Volunteer Fire Department announced Adams’ death on their Facebook page.
“It is with deep sadness that we report the sudden passing of Deputy Chief Mitch Adams. Mitch has dedicated many years to our department and has just accepted a promotion to Deputy Chief. Our thoughts and prayers are with us. his wife and two sons as they face the loss of their husband and father, “according to the publication.
Adams is the second Leeds Deputy Fire Chief to die in the past six months. Deputy Fire Chief Steven “Steve” Page Sr. passed away suddenly Dec. 27 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. According to the department’s Facebook post, Adams had “recently accepted the promotion” to the post.
Reed was assisted at the scene by Lt. Joseph Sage, also of the Livermore Falls Police Department, members of the Livermore Falls Fire Department, Jay Police Department, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, NorthStar EMS and Maine State Police ambulance personnel, who performed the on-site recreation of the crash.
The accident is still under investigation.
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