Mars Hill Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail for Fatal Crash
A northern Maine man is going to jail for five years for being drunk and causing a traffic crash that took the life of one man and seriously injured another. William Barton, 52, of Mars Hill was also ordered Wednesday to pay $20,000 in restitution and fined $2,100 for the September 2011 crash that killed Nathan York and injured Herb Young. Both were passengers in the vehicle struck by Barton’s pickup truck. Barton was convicted last month of aggravated operating under the influence causing death and aggravated operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury in Aroostook County Superior. Prosecutors say Barton was driving home after working in Portland and had been drinking beer and taking Nyquil for a cold.