SEARSMONT – The longtime fire chief for the town of China has been identified as the victim of a deadly crash
The Waldo County Sherriff’s Department said George Studley, 73, was killed Friday night on Route 3.
Officials said Studley and a juvenile passenger were traveling in a pickup truck when it struck another pickup that was coming from the opposite direction.
Studley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cory Chase, 45, of Searsmont was driving the other truck. He and two children who were riding with him were also injured and were rushed to the hospital.
The China Fire Department released a statement on its Facebook page in honor of former Chief Studley. It stated “The members of the department he served for over 50 years, will honor his memory by continuing to uphold our solemn oath to serve the China community by saving lives and protecting property, remembering those that lay the path to our future”.