A Massachusetts man was killed on the Maine Turnpike when he pulled from the breakdown lane and into the path of a tractor trailer late Thursday night.

Maine State Police said Sahib Singh, 24 of Fresno, California was heading north in the right lane around 11:10 p.m. and noticed a BMW on the shoulder of the highway. He moved over to the center lane to give the sedan room when Brian N. Anger, 52, of Auburn, Massachusetts pulled directly into his path in order to reach the crossover around milepost 20 in Wells just north of Exit 19 for Route 9.

Singh could not stop and hit the driver's side of the BMW sending both into the median against the guardrail, according to police, who said Anger was pronounced dead at the scene. Singh was taken to Maine Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The left lane was closed on the northbound side at the crash scene during the Friday morning commute.

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