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Fatal Crash in Newport 

A man from Corinna was killed in a car crash in Newport Sunday evening.The crash happened just before 6 o’clock on Interstate 95 near mile marker 158.Trooper Brenda Coolen with the Maine State Police tells TV 5 54-year-old James K. Shann died in the crash.Witnesses say Shann was passing cars before the crash happened. ” They had observed this vehicle passing several vehicles before leaving the road approximately two-tenths of a mile back. Traveled two-tenths of a mile up the median, struck the bridge abutment and came to a rest at that point,” said Trooper Brenda Coolen with the Maine State Police.Shann was pronounced dead at the scene. The jaws of life were used to remove him from the vehicle.Newport fire and police, as well as the sheriff’s department and state police are reconstructing the accident.The crash is under investigation.