THOMASTON — An 89-year-old Connecticut man was killed Wednesday evening, Nov. 2 when struck by a car on Route 1 in Thomaston.

The pedestrian, James Read, was struck at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 in front of the Hampton Inn, according to Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe. The man was staying at the Hampton Inn and had gotten an ice cream across the street. He was crossing the road to return to the inn when he was struck, the chief said.

He said speed was not a factor and there was no indication of intoxication by the driver of the car. The driver voluntarily agreed to a blood alcohol test.

“This is a really dark stretch of the road,” the chief said.

The vehicle was driven by Lelia Dyer, 56, of Waldoboro.

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted as was the district attorney which is standard procedure after a fatal crash. The identity of the victim was withheld until the family was notified.

That section of Route 1 was blocked off. Rockland and Thomaston emergency medical services responded and tried to revive the man.

This is the second fatal car/pedestrian crash in the past week. Lorraine Hall, 70, of Rockland, died Oct. 27 when struck by a pickup truck at a crosswalk on Suffolk Street at the intersection of Ocean Street in Rockland. Rockland police said sun being in the driver’s eyes was a contributing factor with the Rockland crash.

Additional information will be released later, Chief Hoppe said.