SHAPLEIGH – A firefighter from Shapleigh who was responding to a car crash on Owl’s Nest Road Monday night was killed when his pickup truck went off the road and rolled over.
David Remington Sr., 58, of Acton, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Maj. Bill King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.
Initial indications are that Remington lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet pickup on Shapleigh Corner Road, about a mile from its intersection with Route 109, at about 10 p.m. on Jan. 3.
The vehicle struck a tree and Remington, who apparently wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, was ejected. King said the accident is currently under investigation by his office, as well as an accident re-constructionist from the South Berwick Police Department.
Shapleigh fire Chief Duane Romano did not return phone calls and an e-mail seeking comment before the Reporter’s deadline Tuesday.
However, a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon by the department said:
“The members of Shapleigh Fire and Rescue express their loss for David and sympathy for David’s family. David was a very active member of the Shapleigh Fire and Rescue and was one of (its) leading members.”
Remington served with the fire department and on the Rescue Squad for four years, according to the press release. He was also a 10-year, retired veteran of the Portland Fire Department.
The press release said that Remington was responding to the car accident on Owls Nest Road from his Acton home and was using his personal vehicle.
Remington will receive full honors as a fallen firefighter, the press release added.
Funeral arrangements are with Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland.