D.A. plans public meeting on tragic Port Clyde crash
St. George — At the request of Knox County District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau, there will be an informational meeting at the St. George Town Office, Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m., regarding the crashes in Port Clyde on Aug. 11, 2013.
The crashes involved a vehicle hitting another vehicle, driving through a portion of a building, and then hitting four pedestrians on the pier at the Monhegan Boat Landing. A 9-year-old boy was killed, and two adults were severely injured in the series of crashes.
This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about both Rushlau’s decision to not criminally charge the driver of the car, Cheryl Torgerson of New York, and how fatal crashes are evaluated in general for possible criminal prosecution.
Sheriff Donna Dennison, Chief Deputy Tim Carroll, and lead investigator Sgt. John Palmer will also be in attendance at the meeting.
207 594-4401 ext. 122
Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.