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Dedham Native Dies in Pickup Truck Crash

A traffic accident last month claimed the life of a 23-year-old man from Dedham. He’d played football at Dedham High School and Mount Idea College in Newton, Massachusetts before moving to Maine to work as assistant football coach at Maine Maritime Academy.

According to a sheriff’s report, the man died at the scene of the truck accident after the pickup truck he was driving crashed and rolled over just after midnight on Sunday, October 24. Another assistant football coach was riding in the truck and sustained minor injuries.

Memorial services for the truck rollover victim were held last Friday. The cause of the crash remains unknown, but common causes for truck accidents include driver fatigue or inattention, speeding, non-compliance with federal safety regulations, and an overloaded (or improperly loaded) truck. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 11% of the traffic fatalities reported in 2008 involved large trucks.

Source: Football coach from Dedham killed in Maine crash, Boston Globe, October 26, 2010
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