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The number of pedestrian deaths in Maine rose last year to 17 — a figure nearly three times the number in 2018, but in line with previous years, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

WINSLOW, Maine - The Maine Department of Transportation says it is spearheading a new project to make the roads safer for state residents who like to walk.
The Morning Sentinel reports 15 pedestrians have died from traffic-related causes so far this year. On Wednesday, DOT program manager Patrick Adams held a forum in Winslow with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine in order to provide pedestrian safety tips.

    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) _ Police have charged a Maine man with aggravated drunken driving in the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian in Farmington.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Department of Public Safety says more pedestrians in the state have been killed by motor vehicles in 2015 than any other year in at least a decade.

The Portland Press Herald reports state records show 16 Mainers have died in accidents involving cars so far this year.

DPS officials say there were 13 pedestrian fatalities in 2008 and 2009, the second highest in a 10-year span. Records from before 2005 were unavailable.

A Norridgewock man is dead after he was struck by a truck shortly before midnight on Friday as he was walking down Ferry Street in Solon.