Geoffrey and Elizabeth Gattis Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in York
Where: The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the Maine Turnpike in York, Maine.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly rear-ended a car, crushing it against the back of an 18-wheeler.
- Geoffrey Gattis, driver of car
- Elizabeth Gattis, passenger in car
- David Herring, driver of rear tractor-trailer
- Lakhveer Gill, driver of front tractor-trailer
- Geoffrey Gattis, 68, killed
- Elizabeth Gattis, 68, killed
On or about Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, around 2:00 in the afternoon, an accident between a car and two tractor-trailers left a man and woman dead. Local police said the accident happened on the northbound side of the Maine Turnpike in York, Maine.
Police spokespeople said 68-year-old Geoffrey Gattis and 68-year-old Elizabeth Gattis were killed when their car was allegedly struck from behind by a tractor-trailer driven by David Herring. After the initial impact, the Gattis’ car was pushed into the back of a tractor-trailer driven by Lakhveer Gill. Both Geoffrey and Elizabeth Gattis died of their injuries a short time after the crash.
York is located about 44 miles south of downtown Portland, according to Google Maps. The Maine Turnpike runs north and south through the area.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene of the accident to aid in the investigation.
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