Log Truck Driver Dies After Crashing into Skowhegan Pizza Hut

Police say the driver of a logging truck was killed when it slammed into the front of a Pizza Hut in Skowhegan, trapping him underneath the truck.

Michael Morin, 59, owner of Mike Morin Tree-Length Firewood, died at a local hospital.

Police say Morin got out of the truck and was walking toward the restaurant on Madison Avenue about 10:30 Monday morning.

The truck moved forward, rolled over Morin and ran into the building

Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais says police are trying to piece it all together.

“We did find a gentleman laying on the ground beneath one of the front tires. At this point we’re still not exactly sure what happened,” said Detective Ronnie Blodgett of the Skowhegan Police Department.

The investigation is still in the initial stages.

The Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit will be doing a complete inspection of the truck to determine if there was a mechanical failure.