UPDATED: Rockland man killed in South Hope crash

By Jenna Lookner | Nov 20, 2012

South Hope — A Rockland man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Route 17 in South Hope.

Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said in an email on Nov. 21 that Brian Edgecomb, 48, of Rockland, died at the scene of the Nov. 20 evening crash.

The crash was reported at 8:29 p.m. when Edgecomb's 1999 Volkswagen left the road and rolled, striking a tree, according to Dennison's email. Edgecomb was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Dennison said the crash, which took place near Pushaw's Trading Post, is being reconstructed by Knox County Sheriff's Deputy David Johnson. The vehicle Edgecomb was driving was "completely destroyed" in the crash, according to an email from Dennison.

Courier Publications reporter Bane Okholm contributed to this report.

Courier Publications reporter Jenna Lookner can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at jlookner@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (11)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Nov 22, 2012 12:20

Route 17 is very dangerous road in dry conditions. Most generally it isn't the roads fault. Any death in this manner is a tragedy.

Posted by: Dena S Davis | Nov 21, 2012 21:28

Was Brian Edgecomb the manager at Applebee's in Thomaston?

Posted by: Debra L Whittier | Nov 21, 2012 10:31

There are a lot more than ONE person having a problem on Route 17 - many accidents along that stretch and many fatalities.  I was nearly killed several years back when I got hit head on.  I am very sorry to hear about this accident - my thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones.

Posted by: Harry Fitzgerald | Nov 21, 2012 10:19

Susan Sinclair you may want to get your facts RIGHT before opening your mouth!!

Posted by: kay cochran | Nov 21, 2012 09:23

I worked at MDOT for 40 years, we had one Division Engineer who said if 500 cars go through the same area and one has a problem, it is usually the fault of the driver, condition of vehicle, speed, etc. Sorry to hear of this accident.

Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Nov 21, 2012 08:32

This is so very sad! My heart and prayers go out to the family!


Posted by: Steve Gibbons | Nov 21, 2012 07:52

I was also there as a first responder. The road was bare and dry at that time.


Posted by: Peter Rollins | Nov 21, 2012 07:36

I was there and didn't see any black ice.

Posted by: Scott A Nelson | Nov 21, 2012 07:19

Nothing in this report, so far, regarding black ice. Let's not play the blame game.

Posted by: Ralph Jones | Nov 21, 2012 06:39

Susan....If these accidents happened on Rt. 17 then that would be state road and not town.


Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Nov 21, 2012 06:09

Two bad crashes on the same road within 12 hours?! Where are the sand trucks??!! How about some proactive treating of the roads!? What are the towns thinking, these tragedies could have been prevented, there's no excuse whatsoever not to treat roads when towns KNOW the conditions are going to be bad.

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