A Maine resident was killed Saturday as post-tropical Lee made landfall bringing dangerous winds and heavy rain to parts of New England.
The 51-year-old victim died in the coastal town of Searsport after a tree toppled on his car downing several power lines in the process. The incident occurred at around 9 a.m. along Route 1 near Prospect Street.
First responders couldn’t tend to the victim until workers from Central Maine Power arrived and cut power to the downed lines.
The storm, which downgraded from a Category 5 hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone over the last week, brought a dangerous storm surge to a wide section of the East Coast.
By Sunday morning, maximum sustained winds reached 44 mph although the storm was expected to gain in speed as it travels northeast toward Newfoundland and the Atlantic Ocean.