Sleeping boy, 5, killed by logging truck in Maine

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Posted: Jul 19, 2011 3:49 PM
Sleeping boy, 5, killed by logging truck in Maine

A logging truck has crashed into a western Maine home, sending logs rolling into the house and killing a 5-year-old boy.

The Somerset County Sheriff's Department said the truck was passing through Jackman, Maine, near the Canadian border at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when it struck telephone poles, crashed into the home and spilled its logs.

The sheriff's department said Liam Mahaney, the son of the house owners, was sleeping on a downstairs couch when he was struck and killed. Nobody else inside was injured.

The truck driver, 57-year-old Christian Cloutier of Quebec, was taken to a Bangor hospital with unknown injuries. Cloutier told the sheriff's department that he fell asleep at the wheel.