Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, November 1, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, November 1, 2018
Stonington man dies in Sedgwick car accident
by Anne Berleant
A fatal single-car accident occurred on October 24 on Byards Point Road.
Lance R. Gale, 30, of Stonington was traveling south at approximately 7:13 p.m. when he drifted across the oncoming lane and left the roadway. His 2004 Ford truck traveled on the shoulder of the road and then struck several large trees, according to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office press release. Gale died as a result of multiple injuries received during the crash. The press release did not state whether Gale was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by the Sedgwick and Deer Isle fire departments and Peninsula Ambulance Corps. The accident remains under investigation and will be reconstructed by personnel from the sheriff’s office.